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  •  We've gone so far over the line (12+ / 0-)

    and most Americans either don't care or don't realize how unconstitutional it is.  We're in a very bad situation.

    The secrecy and the media failure to inform the public have a lot to do with this.  With some serious and accurate reporting on the issue, opinions could change very quickly. But most of the reporting on drones is similar to a conversation between John Brennan and Dianne Feinstein talking about Americans who "joined" al Qaeda, about carefully chosen targets and surgical strikes.  It's presented in such a neat black and white package when the reality is nothing of the kind.  Nobody ever hears the names or sees the bodies of those who are blown up, or the cars or homes that are blown up, and nobody ever sees any evidence of what crime they committed.

    Assuming that most people who watch Ed Schultz's show, we've got a big problem on the left too.  Look at this.  It's hard to imagine the left agreeing with policies like this even a decade ago.  I've seen other polls that indicate such high support for drone killings by Democrats too.  And they may not be highly educated on law and the constitution, but they surely do know that these extreme powers will pass into the hands of president who succeed President Obama.  They know that. Most probably have no understanding of the NDAA though.  Still, this is a new low, in my opinion.  This is a sea change for Democrats and whatever it is that we call the left today.


    "Justice is a commodity"

    by joanneleon on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 03:37:59 AM PST

    •  It is low, but remember that on other issues... (0+ / 0-)

      ...like gay marriage, there were many Democratic party members on the wrong side of that issue.

      Not many progressives like Shultz tho which does make this a concern.

      Send your old shoes to the new George W. Bush library.

      by maxschell on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 08:28:55 AM PST

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