If Bush Had Done This.....

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  1. The Rabbi
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    At what point do the same people who swore up and down that Bush was turning the US into a police state protest Obama's policies that are far far worse. Torture? No. Killing? Yes.

    U.S. to offer legal backing for "targeted killing": source - Yahoo! News

    More at the source.
     
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    I don't know if Bush doing this would make any difference.

    Killing terrorist traitors overseas cannot be all bad.

    American citizens who are overseas and plan terrorist attacks deserve to lose their citizenship, freedom and even their life.
     
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    candycorn Alis volat propriis

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    Perry.
     
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    More partisan nonsense.

    Note how this board's partisans are comfortable when their team augments the police state and uncomfortable when their other team does it?

    Fools.
     
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    Note I didnt express an opinion about it.
     
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    When someone is actively engaged in violent acts against our nation and it's citizens, we do whatever we can to stop those actions. Doing otherwise is insanity. If that person is under the protection of another nation, then, irregardless of his or her citizenship, we take them out.

    President Obama's record on terrorists is excellent. He has effectively dismantled Al Quida, and gotten Bin Laden.

    In fact, there is another poster whose sig line is 'Bin Laden is dead, and GM is alive'. That could serve as a re-election slogan for President Obama.
     
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    The problem is that the government doesn't just get to SAY someone is planning terrorism and then kill them. That's the whole reason we have a legal system in the first place.

    What's to stop them from doing it to ANYONE they deem simply a threat to the status quo? If we're going to accept their word based on top secret information to begin with, and cheer assassinations, they're going to realize they can do it to anyone and get away with it.

    This is how totalitarianism becomes reality. We give the government small little advancements over time until one day we wake up and realize we gave them everything.
     
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    Osama Bin Laden was on CNN saying he was at war with the US. The Clinton administration took that very seriously and after the Cole was bombed, put together plans to have special ops take out Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan..and the Republicans balked because the CIA wouldn't confirm Bin Laden's role.

    Fast forward to Bush..who completely directed policy to agitate the Russians and Chinese prior to 9/11, despite the fact that the spook world was telling him that Bin Laden was up to something big. Add in this..

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PGmnz5Ow-o]Bush: Truly not concerned about bin Laden (short version) - YouTube[/ame]

    I got no problem with offing a person that is plotting major terrorist attacks from another country.
     
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    I'm talking about US citizens, first of all.

    And why would you be so quick to just accept the government's word that someone is "plotting attacks"?
     
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    Bush would have been applauded for killing that son of a bitch
     

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