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  •  Does Nobody Else See What Total BS This Is? (7+ / 0-)

    I suppose today we would just assassinate Benedict Arnold because it's just too much effort to gather evidence of treason and convict him in a court of law.

    Essentially Brennan's response is: ""If a person is a U.S. citizen, and he is on the battlefield in Afghanistan or Iraq trying to attack our troops". But that is total B.S.

    It's a fake problem. OBVIOUSLY, if a guy is shooting at our troops he gets shot. Period.

    What we're dealing with here is more "aid and comfort to the enemy" -- where there's NO active "attacking our troops".

    Worse, there's no declared war, no declared enemy. No rule of law whatsoever.

    And that leaves the American citizen supposedly guilty of what?

    Treason? Well we have very explicit laws for how to deal with that. You arrest the citizen, and bring him to trial for treason. If he's in a foreign land you extradite him and then try him.

    And he's got all the rights that every citizen has, including habeas corpus.

    Men like Brennan do FAR more damage to our country than some poor deluded terrorist wanna-be ever could dream of!

    •  Nobody does, apparently (0+ / 0-)


      I would say I was ashamed of my country but that might bring one of those missiles down my chimney.

      Even Democrats can be asses. Look at Rahm Emanuel.

      by Helpless on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 03:17:37 PM PST

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    •  Why is Rachel Maddow... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...singing this Brennan's praises then?

      She seems comfortable enough with his answers regarding which off-shoot of the executive branch should be in charge of carrying out Drone Attacks but sort of glosses over Brennan's belief that US citizenship or application of this power on US soil is A-Ok.

      I have real concerns about Brennan that aren't assuaged by a semantic difference of WHICH Dept. should wield this power.

    •  Ah, but we do NOT have habeas corpus (0+ / 0-)
      And he's got all the rights that every citizen has, including habeas corpus.
      MCA '06 & MCA '09 are still in effect.  That means NO habeas corpus rights for anyone.

      THAT is STILL illegal and unconstitutional..., as are Patriot Act & FISA fiasco '08, AUMF, and 'office of faith-based initiatives.'  All of them should have been repealed the first week Obama was in office during his first term.  Instead, before he was in office a week drones were dropping bombs in Pakistan, he's now claimed AUMF applies to him, too, which (he and his lawyers say) gives him authority to drop bombs from drones on anyone.

      It was illegal and unconstitutional when Dumbya was doing it, and it's STILL illegal and unconstitutional now that Obama's doing it.  One would think a con law prof would know better....

      See the videos I posted in joanneleon's excellent diary a short time ago.

      I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

      by NonnyO on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 07:24:17 PM PST

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