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  •  What question? The thing about (0+ / 0-)

    proving that one of the guys we killed would have eventually killed some of us? I thought that question was too stupid to even address. You realize why it is stupid and impossible to prove, right?

    •  So you admit that you don't know (2+ / 0-)
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      or really care if they were in fact terrorists, so long as you're "safe", making your disinterest in respecting the constitution kind of quaint in comparison.

      Got it.

      I'll ask one last time, to give you a chance to not look like the authoritarian Islamophone you appear to be: How do you know that all of the people Obama has ordered killed were terrorists, and why was it necessary for him to violate the constitution to have them killed?

      Also, were you just as OK with this when Bush was president, or are you one of those "I trust Obama to break the law" fake liberals?

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Sat May 25, 2013 at 03:07:00 PM PDT

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      •  I don't know that Obama's record is (0+ / 0-)

        perfect, and I never claimed to. What I know is not very important in terms of whether it is good policy for the United States. All we can do is elect good people like Obama to tell us what he thinks needs to be done, and it is up to us to judge whether we think what he says is true. For some reason you think he is lying when he says what he is doing is necessary. You think that you must personally be presented with proof every single time the US initiates an attack or else you will go online and say the attack was a mistake. That's fine, that is your right. But I don't think you understand the concept of a representative democracy. Obama makes these decisions on our behalf. And I, and the majority of people around the world who are the targets of terrorists, applaud his efforts. I do trust Obama, as crazy as you think that is. And I am as liberal as they come.

        •  No I expect this President to follow the law. (0+ / 0-)

          Both national and international as dictated by the Constitution. To uphold the Oath of Office which demands that the Constitution be protected and no your sorry ass. It was wrong when Bush did it and it is just as wrong when Obama does it. Our nation is a nation of war criminals. We have tortured people and Obama is required to prosecute the war criminals whether it is good for our national morale or not. The US of A has committed war crimes and violated treaties that we signed. The Constitution requires that those treaties be treated as the Law of the Land. But those who committed war crimes are still free. So no Obama's decision making on doing the right thing is not something I trust or have confidence in.

          But if you sleep better knowing that innocents are being slaughter so you can feel secure then go right ahead.

    •  Care to offer any facts that lead to that (0+ / 0-)

      conclusion? Or are you a student of the Cheney-Rumsfeld School of Sophistry? Why did we not send in our teams of Super Ninja JSOC operators and arrest this guy and his kid? Are we not Number 1!!!!!!!!! Hell Yah Murica

      So you have an administration that can send an executioner to a remote desert and deliver vigilante justice yet we are too afaid to send some lawyers to question bankers over corruption because the bankers feelings may get hurt.

      We have a President who claims the right to decide who lives and who dies without a court or a trial and claims to power to make war anywhere in the world he deems fit because of a "threat" but said same President lacks the power and authority to decide to close a military base prison in a foreign country because those meanies in Congress say no.

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