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  •  Or how about if they use a drone... (1+ / 0-)
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    ...but only maim the target?

    Or what if the target is an American Citizen but doesn't have papers proving so at the time and the attack happens in Arizona and the drone forgets to ask?

    Wait, what about if the target has a bomb on a bus, and there's a puppy next to him, but it's a pit-bull puppy that will someday grow into Hitler's dog, and there's a fat guy you can push into the path of the drone, but if you do several nuns will die and...

    "Every now & then your brain gifts you with the thought, 'oh, that's right, I don't actually give a **** about this.' Treasure it" -- jbou

    by kenlac on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 11:52:41 AM PST

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    •  You sure have a lot of questions. (5+ / 0-)
      But when it comes to Obama's assassination power, this is exactly what his administration has done. It has repeatedly refused to disclose the principal legal memoranda prepared by Obama OLC lawyers that justified his kill list. It is, right now, vigorously resisting lawsuits from the New York Times and the ACLU to obtain that OLC memorandum. In sum, Obama not only claims he has the power to order US citizens killed with no transparency, but that even the documents explaining the legal rationale for this power are to be concealed. He's maintaining secret law on the most extremist power he can assert.
      My question referred to Obama's kill list and whether he has assumed the right to kill Americans without due process. A drone is not necessary and so does not need to be part of the question or answer.
      •  Would he do it with a drone? (0+ / 0-)

        Could he do it on the throne?
        Would he do it with a club?
        Could he do it in a tub?

        So apparently Holder is going to have to answer every possible permutation of the question before we stop with this game.

        "Every now & then your brain gifts you with the thought, 'oh, that's right, I don't actually give a **** about this.' Treasure it" -- jbou

        by kenlac on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 12:12:53 PM PST

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        •  My question is (4+ / 0-)
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          about the assertion that the 2001 AUMF authorizes use of military force in the US.

        •  every possible. (0+ / 0-)

          No, I didn't say with this or this or this or this. I said without this. It was just one question. You are the one with all of the questions.

          You sound like such a nice person. Wouldn't it be nice if we met someday, maybe at Netroot Nations or something. You sound like you could be such a good friend and someone who is so adult and interesting to talk with.

          •  I have chronic sacrasm disorder. (0+ / 0-)

            "Environmental conditions" have caused it to flare up over the last 24 hours.

            When I'm on my meds I can be pointed without being an asshole. But I don't always get the doses right...

            "Every now & then your brain gifts you with the thought, 'oh, that's right, I don't actually give a **** about this.' Treasure it" -- jbou

            by kenlac on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 12:25:50 PM PST

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