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Holder: In 'Extraordinary' Circumstances, the President Has the Authority to Order the Killing of Americans on US Soil

fidelis_et_paratus Wrote: Mar 06, 2013 10:33 AM
as much as I have problems with this Administration, I don't see a problem with Mr. Holder's answer. Every police officer in the country has the same authority under the same criterion described by Mr. Holder.
Michael182 Wrote: Mar 06, 2013 10:55 AM
The actions civilian authority (the police) are bound by the Constitution not battlefield strategy. Are you confortable with a government figure determining what “extraordinary circumstances" are outside the Constitution?
rmt5 in MA Wrote: Mar 06, 2013 10:37 AM
For starters, the police is NOT the military.
RodT Wrote: Mar 06, 2013 10:36 AM
Did you ever hear the phrase "innocent until proven guilty"?

Sen. Rand Paul demanded an answer, and now he's got it.  Via Left-wing magazine Mother Jones:

Yes, the president does have the authority to use military force against American citizens on US soil—but only in "an extraordinary circumstance," Attorney General Eric Holder said in a letter to Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) Tuesday. Last month, Paul threatened to filibuster the nomination of John Brennan, Obama's pick to head the CIA, "until he answers the question of whether or not the President can kill American citizens through the drone strike program on U.S. soil." Tuesday, Brennan told Paul...