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

RodT Wrote: Mar 06, 2013 11:08 AM
The trolls name call and tell us we are being silly to worry that our dear messiah would ever do anything we didn’t need or deserve, (by their standards). We have an administration that uses unconstitutional force all the time. Not the only, but a good example, was the packing of the NLRB with their union pals, with a recess appointment, without a recess. Oops! After hundreds of rules by these clown were issued, all in the unions favor, a court found them to be unconstitutional, but guess what? They are still there, passing their union favors, and no one can seem to end their domain. Not even the sequester, that shut down WH tours, effected the work of our illegal NLRB.
RufusTFirefly Wrote: Mar 06, 2013 11:29 AM
No . this is not ok. Bush and Cheney were not ok either with their torture and offshore prisons. Don't think that we on the left will accept this just because it is a Dem in the White House.

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...