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Drone Double Standard

ladisney Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 10:09 AM
Awlaki was advocating the use of terror and jihad against the United States. He was actively working to bring both about and was part of an organization dedicated to attacking the US. By what standard does he remain an American?
Reginald10 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 4:03 PM
The exact same standard that makes Obama an "American citizen" - he has an American birth certificate.

(No comments as to how he got it, of course; just that he has one...)

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...