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  •  So, you think terrorists should be able to use (0+ / 0-)

    federal courts to prevent the government from taking action against them, while not subjecting themselves to the courts jurisdiction.

    Unlike you, the courts understand that their role is not to be the terrorist's best friend.

    "[R]ather high-minded, if not a bit self-referential"--The Washington Post.

    by Geekesque on Tue Dec 07, 2010 at 09:06:10 PM PST

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    •  You're a right-winger, aren't you? (2+ / 0-)
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      Akire, mochajava13

      You believe that the President should be allowed to issue an assassination order on you, I guess.

      Your claim that he would be "safe" if he walked into a US Embassy is ludicrous, and your claim that the executive branch (not the judicial branch) has the right to declare people guilty is obscene.

      Read pp. 1-7 of Krugman's _The Great Unraveling_ (available from Google Books). NOW.

      by neroden on Tue Dec 07, 2010 at 09:58:44 PM PST

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      •  What is telling is that your are skeptical (0+ / 0-)

        about awlaki's status as a terrorist but absolutely convinced Obama is a murderer who would have the passport clerk slit this guy's throat if we set foot on an embassy.

        Paranoid nutjobs aren't just on the right anymore.

        "[R]ather high-minded, if not a bit self-referential"--The Washington Post.

        by Geekesque on Tue Dec 07, 2010 at 10:34:09 PM PST

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    •  I think the courts need to limit this progam (0+ / 0-)

      because right now, there is nothing stopping Obama from declaring you to be an enemy of the state and put you on that hit list.  Nothing; this was a decision made at the president's discretion.  That is unacceptable.

      And if that terrorist is a US citizen, then he deserves proper procedures before the US decides to assassinate him.  

      No one has asked him to subject himself to the court's jurisdiction; he has not been charged with anything nor has there been a lawsuit against him.  

      The Constitution is designed to control in these cases as well.

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