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GumboPot
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Senator Wyden (D) request authority for Obama's kill list.

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As you may be aware, I have asked repeatedly over the past two years to see the secret legal opinions that contain the executive branch's understanding of the President's authority to kill American citizens in the course of counterterrorism operations. Senior intelligence officials have said publicly that they have the authority to knowingly use lethal force against Americans in the course of counterterrorism operations, and have indicated that there are secret legal opinions issued by the Justice Department's office of Legal Counsel that explain the basis for this authority. I have asked repeatedly to see these opinions, and I have been provided with some relevant information on the topic, but I have yet to see the opinions themselves.


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"authority to kill American citizens"?


jamboybarry
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Insert "most transparent administration ever" here


TheJacer
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Senator Wyden (D) request authority for Obama's kill list.


Need to write an email to Landrieu and Vitter in support of this.


LSURussian
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If my screen name shows up on the kill list, please let me know. Thanks.


GumboPot
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Need to write an email to Landrieu and Vitter in support of this.


No doubt. This request for the basis in Executive authority to kill American citizens without due process should easily be a bipartisan effort.


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re: Senator Wyden (D) request authority for Obama's kill list.
This post is not directed to anyone in particular. But if you guys think this board's responses would be exactly the same under W you're being silly.


Jbird
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re: Senator Wyden (D) request authority for Obama's kill list.
W still around?


LSURussian
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But if you guys think this board's responses would be exactly the same under W you're being silly.

If W had done this YOU would have started the thread. See? You're a hypocrite.


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W still around?



Nope. Not the point.


C
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re: Senator Wyden (D) request authority for Obama's kill list.
Nice strawman. So you can't defend the action so your only hope is that "well what if W did it?" he didn't. Our nobel peace prize winning consititional scholar killed them.


Poodlebrain
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re: Senator Wyden (D) request authority for Obama's kill list.
The fact that members of Congress know that the President of the United States contemplates the premeditated murder of American citizens and they have done nothing about it is scary. What is even more frightening is that many Americans trust those same members of Congress and the President to disarm them.


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goatmilker
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"authority to kill American citizens"?


The Nobel Peace Prize is like Green Lanterns ring. It allows BHO to do amazing things around the world.


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VOR
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If W had done this YOU would have started the thread. See? You're a hypocrite.


Probably not. If they're actually killing bad guys I'm not too upset. I am aware of the danger of the government assuming such power, however.


C
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If they're actually killing bad guys I'm not too upset


Well that's the point of our judicial system, isn't it? Checks and balances to prevent abuse of power. I know it's not a big deal when your man is in power but...


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Jbird
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Nope. Not the point.


Hmmm seems like he is still running the show.


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Homesick Tiger
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re: Senator Wyden (D) request authority for Obama's kill list.
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this board's responses would be exactly the same under W you're being silly.


Do you have an ex-wife?


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GumboPot
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Probably not. If they're actually killing bad guys I'm not too upset.


But let's get rid of the "if" and have a trial before we kill the bad guys. At least that's the way it's suppose to work.


LSURussian
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I'm not too upset.


That is very revealing about your priorities. The ends justifies the means. But, then you're opposed to waterboarding, right?

You're still a hypocrite.


VOR
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But, then you're opposed to waterboarding, right?


Not necessarily.


goatmilker
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re: Senator Wyden (D) request authority for Obama's kill list.
I am for 'killing the bad guys' anywhere anytime anyhow.
But do not touch or incarcerate any American citizen without due process. I dont care for the reason or party. Its a slippery slope that must not be approached by any one. JMO


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