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Drone Double Standard

William715 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 11:24 AM
the difference is the decisionmaker. Who says they are terrorists? the same admin that thought returning veterans could be. If our soldiers saw somebody approach weapon in hand versus someone else

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...