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  •  We're at war w/ al-Qaeda. (2+ / 0-)
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    SoCalSal, Deep Texan

    That's what that AUMF 9 years ago did.  So, yes, the President can kill an al-Qaeda member based on what the legislature did 9 years ago.

    Note also that we're not talking about someone in a criminal conspiracy, but a member of an organization with which we're at war.  These two things are different in kind, and each is treated differently under the law.

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