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

Sooner Wrote: Mar 06, 2013 1:16 PM
"At this point I'd be happy with Spartacus" --- Not such a good choice. Spartacus did not survive his rebellion and, in the end, it accomplished nothing but the burnishment of Marcus Licinius Crassus' career (and the death of the Republic).

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...