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  •  At least that Administration (1+ / 0-)
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    radmul

    made legal defenses available, however laughable they may have been. Same cannot be said for Mr Transparency and his administration.

    •  The legal defenses for the drones were (0+ / 0-)

      developed by the Bush Administration and implicitly approved by Congress is funding the expansion of the drone program. The Obama Administration merely took what it was handed by a Congress which insists that terrorists be dealt with by the Pentagon, as a military mission, and that there be no boots on the ground.
      When one rules out police action and personnel on the ground, the options are pretty much reduced to things flying through the air.

      One suspects that "assassination by remote control" is particularly attractive to people who are electronically challenged and still haven't figured out how to use the VCR.
      Makes 'em feel powerful and real exceptional.

      We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

      by hannah on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 06:40:47 AM PDT

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