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  •  it is not my purpose here to write a legal... (3+ / 0-)
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    framework to apply constitutional principles to the deployment of drones.  

    it is enough for me to say here that the president in blocking information to the other co-equal branches of government is arrogating powers that are unconstitutional and must be dealt with by the system.  failing that, the people must act to rein in the president.  further, given that there is significant evidence that the president is violating international human rights law and treaties to which the us is a signatory (thus making them the supreme law of the land), the program must be investigated and changed where necessary to bring it into conformity with our laws.

    frankly, the president refuses to even confirm or deny the existence of the program officially (while referring to it frequently).  what we know about the program comes mostly from self-serving leaks by administration officials to a friendly press and by "facts on the ground" reported in the aftermath of unconfirmed attacks by the president.  

    the lack of knowledge of detailed information about the program makes it silly to try to develop controls based upon sketchy knowledge.

    the purpose of this article is to encourage a start to the process of creating transparency such that reasonable controls can be formulated.

    let's not put the cart before the horse.

    i'm part of the 99% - america's largest minority

    by joe shikspack on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 08:46:14 AM PST

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