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Baldur Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 1:13 PM
It would certainly have been legal to kill him in combat, but I thought that assassination was a different matter. If not, should we not have at least attempted to assassinate Hitler?
jander Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 6:55 PM
While I believe there should be over-sight to these types of attacks, if you're an American and you choose to hang out with American hating terrorist in Yemen, or where-ever, then you're asking to get killed by a drone. Seriously, my parents taught me about guilt by association. It's really that simple.

Again, there still needs to be over-sight and review to this process. I don't believe in giving the President or the Military or any part of the government this type of power without scrutiny.
oriole999999 Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 10:19 AM
I do believe that we (if not we, then at least the English) did try to assassinate Hitler, but then again everyone tried (he was the subject of about 40 assassination attempts, all of which failed)
Dick 2992 Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 5:40 PM
It was not called assassination but a treasonable act punishable by death.. Logical and correct from my viewpoint.
Ike24 Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 6:10 PM
Neither logical nor correct. A soldier in Hitler's military would be a fully enrolled and uniform-wearing member of a military organization. An alleged terrorist organization does not wear a uniform or codify its membership, especially teenagers. So, to simply assassinate a U.S. citizen with no due process based on alleged ties to terrorist organizations is far worse than what liberals whined about going on in Gitmo. Not to mention, assassination supposedly goes against federal policy. Also, don't make the mistake of thinking those drone strikes aren't killing innocent children. Obama has ordered the deaths of far more children than were killed in Sandy Hook Elementary.

Random thoughts on the passing scene:

I can't get excited by the question of whether Senator Robert Menendez had sex with a prostitute in Central America. It is her word against his -- and when it comes to a prostitute's word against a politician's word, that is too close to call.

If an American citizen went off to join Hitler's army during World War II, would there have been any question that this alone would make it legal to kill him? Why then is there an uproar about killing an American citizen who has joined terrorist organizations that...