Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich take on W.H. over legality of drone strikes

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    Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich take on White House over legality of drone strikes

    11/28/2012
    Nicholas Ballasy

    Democratic Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich, Republican Texas Rep. Ron Paul and Democratic New Jersey Rep. Rush Holt Jr. are challenging the Obama administration to release documents it uses to legally justify drone strikes overseas.

    If passed by Congress, their “resolution of inquiry” would require Attorney General Eric Holder to “transmit to the House of Representatives not later than 14 days after the date of the adoption of this resolution, any documents and legal memoranda in the Attorney General’s possession relating to the practice of targeted killing of United States citizens and targets abroad.”

    In a statement released on Wednesday, Kucinich said national security concerns do not justify unconstitutional measures.

    “We must reject the notion that protecting our national security requires revoking the constitutional rights of U.S. citizens. No president can act as judge, jury and executioner, and any attempt to do so is in direct violation of our Constitution, which gives our citizens a right to life and a fair trial,” Kucinich said.

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    The war on terrorism ... is that still going on....

    In WWII there was no problem in killing thousands of civilians to destroy the enemies will and capability to wage war.
     
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    So the fruitloops on either extreme would tie the hands of our nation in protecting itself.

    The present policy, which I approve of, is that if you attempt to harm Americans, whether successful or not, there will be consequences. And if you hide in a nation or place where we cannot get at you inside a legal framework, we will get you outside the legal framework. There is no place on earth, and no citizenship that will protect you.
     
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    And Congress foolishly abdicated the sole authority to declare war when it enacted the WPA.

    In 1990 Congress tired and failed to get that authority back. See: Dellums v. Bush. With the courts refusing – correctly – to get involved in a conflict between the Executive and Legislative Branches, presidents for almost the last 40 years have used the Act to avoid Congressional interference and have further ignored the WPA as an un-Constitutional infringement on the CE’s authority as C-in-C.

    This new effort will fail as well.
     
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    Hmm..., wasn't that led by FDR a Democrat and the Truman also a Democrat. Heard they ordered the fire bombing of Hamburg, Desden, Cologne and then Tokyo. Then there were the American casualties of D-Day in Europe and lets not forget the casulaties in Tarawa, Kawajelein, Iwo Jima, and Okinowa. Did anyone forget the forgotten war of Korea that Truman gave us. Even Vietnam was started by JFK, the intensified by LBJ. Hundreds of thousands of Americans died because of Democratic Party leadership. Lest we forget. Could we have prevented any of this? You decide.
     
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    Ever hear of Pearl Harbor, Nanking, Rotterdam? JFK inherited Vietnam from Eisenhower.

    Maybe you should read at least a little bit of history before demonstrating what a fool you are.
     
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    Granny says, "Dat's right - if dey's on American spoil - put a Predator missile up dey's poop-chute...
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    US Lawmakers Seek Answers on Legality of Domestic Drone Strikes
    March 06, 2013 — For years, the United States has used drone aircraft to attack suspected terrorists in other nations. Now, America’s top law enforcement official has not entirely ruled out a president ordering drone strikes on U.S. soil.
     
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    The only bipartisanship going on in Washington is to stop killing people, and most Democrats and Republicans oppose it. And people wonder why the world seems so fucked up.
     

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