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  •  Paul did say that. (15+ / 0-)
    The President is advocating a drone strike program in America. All we have to compare it with is the drone strike program overseas.

    The problem with Greenwald is he criticizes Democrats on issues that he gives the Pauls a pass on. Here he is claiming that Paul didn't say the above.

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    (2) Whether domestic assassinations are imminent is irrelevant to the debate

    The primary means of mocking Paul's concerns was to deride the notion that Obama is about to unleash drone attacks and death squads on US soil aimed at Americans. But nobody, including Paul, suggested that was the case. To focus on that attack is an absurd strawman, a deliberate distraction from the real issues, a total irrelevancy...First, the reason this question matters so much - can the President target US citizens for assassination without due process on US soil? - is because it demonstrates just how radical the Obama administration's theories of executive power are. Once you embrace the premises of everything they do in this area - we are a Nation at War; the entire globe is the battlefield; the president is vested with the unchecked power to use force against anyone he accuses of involvement with Terrorism - then there is no cogent, coherent way to say that the president lacks the power to assassinate even US citizens on US soil. That conclusion is the necessary, logical outcome of the premises that have been embraced. That's why it is so vital to ask that.


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    •  Greenwald has Obama Derangement Syndrome (8+ / 0-)

      There are many things that we could (and do) fairly criticize Obama about, but Greenwald sees Obama goblins behind every corner, and he's all too happy to parrot right-wing talking points if that's what it takes for him, because bashing Obama is what he's about.

      I have no idea whether Greenwald is motivated by some purity test gone mad, or whether he's still bitter about the 2008 primaries and still can't let it go, or whether his real politics are a lot different than we think, but whatever it is, he's an unreasonable critic of the president, not a reasonable critic.

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      by MJB on Sat May 11, 2013 at 10:13:44 PM PDT

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      •  I think it's ODS too. (0+ / 0-)

        Especially since he wasn't all on this when it happened, AFAIK. Only ODS explains the shortsightedness as to why on EARTH blowing up Obama over Benghazi would help ANY of the causes he so dearly cares about.

        Godwin's Rule of Nazi Analogies: once such a comparison is made, the thread is finished and whoever mentioned the Nazis has automatically lost whatever debate was in progress

        by GoGoGoEverton on Sun May 12, 2013 at 06:46:41 AM PDT

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