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  •  "No attainder of treason... (2+ / 0-)
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    devis1, Bisbonian

    ...shall work corruption of blood."

    We do have a Constitution, and sometimes it says relevant things.

    "Speaking for myself only" - Armando

    by JR on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 09:26:39 PM PST

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    •  We Don't Really Know (1+ / 0-)
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      Paul1a

      the circumstances of the son's death.  I've seen some accounts that the government didn't even know that the kid was in Yemen, where he had apparently gone in search of his father.  If that's true, then he really was collateral damage.  Chances are we won't know the real facts until years from now when the records are declassified.  

      •  I know one thing (1+ / 0-)
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        Bisbonian

        The kid was something like 8-9 years old when 9/11 happened, which means the AUMF can't be used to justify killing him.

        So, under what legal reasoning was he killed exactly?

        (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
        Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

        by Sparhawk on Sun Mar 10, 2013 at 12:12:55 AM PST

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