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  •  Actually I don't place American Citizen's lives (0+ / 0-)

    above others.

    I have a problem with all extrajudicial killings. War is one thing (which we are currently not in IMO, BTW), but assassinations of "bad guys" while at family gatherings and such is not cool by me.

    But right now we are talking about here in the USA, and we are talking about me and you, and a bunch of people here, potentially. It's a more direct argument, and one that I stand a chance of making some common ground on with the more aggressive authoritarian types here.

    I do realize that all persons in the US are granted constitutional protections, although I don't think that's the case any longer, largely because they are not Americans. I don't want to take on an entirely different issue.

    I'm pretty floored by the acceptance of this by so many people. Apparently they now believe that bad guys are bad guys, worldwide, except for the serious people pushing the buttons on extrajudicial killings.

    Democracy - 1 person 1 vote. Free Markets - More dollars more power.

    by k9disc on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 09:15:41 AM PST

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    •  There hasn't been one drone killing on US... (0+ / 0-)

      ...soil yet. And the AG has called any hypothetical situations both extremely rare and under extraordinary circumstances.

      To say serious people are "pushing the buttons" is nonsense. It hasn't happened yet and it may never happen. But only a fool of a President would rule it out entirely under any possible circumstance...

      •  This is painful... I'm sure you agree... (0+ / 0-)

        Look, the President can do this, but he can't do it without having to come clean afterwards. There can't be a "national security" or Executive Privilege protection for it codified into law. If there is, then we're in trouble.

        Democracy - 1 person 1 vote. Free Markets - More dollars more power.

        by k9disc on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 09:39:19 AM PST

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