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Drone Double Standard

kozzzer Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 4:46 PM
Directly shooting at us is one thing. But most of the times drones strikes occur, there is no immediate threat. Do you really trust Obama to kill American citizens? Should we blindly trust the President, whoever he is, to decide who lives and who dies with no oversight?

An unsigned and undated Justice Department white paper, obtained by NBC News, reports The New York Times, " the most detailed analysis yet to come into public view regarding the Obama legal team's views about the lawfulness of killing, without a trial, an American citizen who executive branch officials decide is an operational leader of Al Qaeda or one of its allies."

The proviso is they must pose "an imminent threat of violent attack against the United States." If "an informed, high-level official" of the government decides they are a threat, the paper says, and if capture is not feasible, they...