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    In testimony before the senate Judiciary committee yesterday (Weds), Holder said that the president has the authority to kill American citizens on American soil without a trial "In extraordinary circumstances".

    According to Holder's testimony: “The president could conceivably have no choice but to authorize the military to use such force if necessary to protect the homeland,”.

    In a letter to Sen Rand Paul (that Paul later made public), Holder said " It is possible to imagine an extraordinary circumstance in which it would be necessary and appropriate under the Constitution…for the President to authorize the military to use lethal force within the territory of the United States."

    "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

    by Hugh Jim Bissell on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 11:57:44 AM PST

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