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  •  Yes. this is why we spend more dough on the (1+ / 0-)
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    military than the next 8 or 10 nations combined and no president ever cut the military in any significant way.  By the way wasn't congress supposed to authorize war under the Constitution, what a joke, we have a new dictator every 4 years and they can go to war come hell or high water, the people must support this stuff or be called unpatriotic.  At least crazy Rand Paul is severely questioning this kind of war mentality which leads to stuff like Iraq.  

    •  Rand Paul was pulling a political stunt... (4+ / 0-)
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      One five-minute personal phone call to Holder and he would have received his answer. They do have phones in DC.

      But then he wouldn't have been an overnight right wing hero, would he? Let's just be clear about what Wednesday was all about...

      •  Phone call would've been superfluous (1+ / 0-)
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        Did Holder not assert respect for due process in his initial response to crackpot Paul and his hypothetical paranoia?

        "It is possible, I suppose, to imagine an extraordinary circumstance in which it would be necessary and appropriate under the Constitution and applicable laws of the United States for the president to authorize the military to use lethal force within the territory of the United States."

        Paul had his answer all along. I'm tired of people fawning over his political theatre.
    •  We do indeed spend WAY too much (1+ / 0-)
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      on the military. Which is just another reason to support drone warfare. A president with direct control over unmanned drones is a very cheap alternative to our existing military footprint. We should applaud strategies that result in a much smaller (though still lethal) military.

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