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  •  No, you're making the assumption. (0+ / 0-)

    You're assuming that if they are US citizens, they can't also be terrorists or taking up arms against the US until so proven in a court of law.  Of course, that same "logic" applies to bin laden and everyone else.

    Personally, I think there's reasons other than a criminal conviction to think that bin Laden should be killed.

    Subsidies without cost controls, regulatory reform means that citizens get a little more awful insurance at a huge cost to taxpayers. Like Part D but worse.

    by Inland on Thu Feb 04, 2010 at 01:04:56 PM PST

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    •  No no no. You're reading too fast. (2+ / 0-)
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      bobdevo, Terra Mystica

      As I've said elsewhere in this thread, I think all death squads are absolutely illegal and immoral, even in time of war. And it doesn't really matter if the victims are U.S. citizens or not.

      As to your silly post here, I certainly haven't assumed that U.S. citizens can't be terrorists. But I insist that I don't trust the U.S. intelligence community to murder people simply suspected of some terrorist ties.

      You've been watching too much Kiefer Sutherland on Fox.

      •  Um. (0+ / 0-)

        But I insist that I don't trust the U.S. intelligence community to murder people simply suspected of some terrorist ties.

        Now you're just slicing it thin.  You say you don't want a trial first, but then you say that  suspicion of some terrorist ties isn't enough.   So you want these same intel services to decide on the basis of suspicion of terrorist conspiracy, or suspicion plus evidence....which isn't really different from US policy.  You're still for killing people on the basis of such evidence that can be gathered.

        In fact, the only difference seems to be that you are addicted to dumbass ad hominems.

        Subsidies without cost controls, regulatory reform means that citizens get a little more awful insurance at a huge cost to taxpayers. Like Part D but worse.

        by Inland on Thu Feb 04, 2010 at 01:43:55 PM PST

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