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  •  FYI, they've tweaked the language, (0+ / 0-)

    which makes it a lot less clear what's going on.

    Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, praised the Obama administration for its use of drone strikes abroad and offered his view that the wartime authority Congress granted to use military force against Al Qaeda made no exception for domestic soil. Mr. Holder indicated that he agreed.
    Seems minor, but it strikes me as a very different view.  The AUMF doesn't expressly except domestic strikes, but those could still be foreclosed by some other provision of law, constitution, etc.

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