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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#870279 Mar 8, 2013
new yawk wrote:
Eric Holder – Letter to Rand Paul, 3/7/2013:
The Attorney General
Washington, D.C.
March 7, 2013Explain
The Honorable Rand Paul
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510
Dear Senator Paul:
It has come to my attention that you have now asked an additional question: "Does the President have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on American soil?" The answer to that question is NO.
Eric H. Holder, Jr.
http://rapgenius.com/Eric-holder-letter-to-ra...
Any Questions?
same thing Holder told Cruz 2 days ago.

so what's the big deal? or maybe: how many times will Eric have to repeat himself?

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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#870280 Mar 8, 2013
Congress authorized the war against al Qaeda and its allies. While many details of the drone strikes remain secret, it can hardly be argued that Congress isn’t aware of the program’s existence or the administration’s -general legal justification for it; Attorney General Eric Holder spelled out much the same case for the program last March in a speech at Northwestern University. Nor is it possible for the administration to carry out the--program without congressional authorizations, either by the intelligence or the armed services committees. And as the -confirmation hearings of CIA director nominee John Brennan demonstrate, Congress has always had the ability to dig deeper if it chooses to use its oversight powers. What the critics don’t want to admit is that poll after poll indicates that the American public supports the drone program, and members of Congress, within reason, will reflect that support.

Nor is it the case that the courts have been ignored. It is impossible to read the white paper, with its citations of court decisions and its criteria for “balancing” state and individual interests based on court decisions, and not conclude that the paper was produced in the shadow of the federal court’s newfound, post-9/11 willingness to review executive branch counterterrorism policies. Shamsi also conveniently ignores the fact that when the ACLU sued the U.S. government over placing Anwar al-Awlaki (the American citizen and radical imam who planned the failed “underwear bomber” attack over Detroit in 2009 and was subsequently killed by a drone strike) on a “kill list,” the federal court dismissed the suit. According to the court, these were policies and decisions the Constitution had left in the hands of the political branches, those “best positioned and most politically accountable for making them.” In short, those opposed to the drone program got their day in court; they just don’t like what the court decided.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/drone_...

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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#870281 Mar 8, 2013
Drones and strange bedfellows: Why neocons are showing Obama some love

And why liberals are starting to turn a cold shoulder. As John Brennan heads into his confirmation hearing, it's apparently opposite day in Washington

But there's a reason Congress hasn't made much of a stink about the issue over the past four years. "Put simply: Americans love drones." A series of polls shows that Americans' support for drone strikes "is not only wide but also bipartisan," and if conservatives are more forgiving of Obama now, perhaps it's because more Republicans than Democrats approve of the strikes.

http://theweek.com/article/index/239840/drone...

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hiffis

Pittsburgh, PA

#870282 Mar 8, 2013
youtube.com/watch... ……
Obama wont last he'll impeached,,,
Neutral Party

Louisville, KY

#870283 Mar 8, 2013
Cway wrote:
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First, I'm not a socialist. Although socialism does work in some countries.
Second, I have no respect for you fascist-pig Republicans, whose loyalty is to corporations and not the country.
Loyalty is to corporations and not the country? That opinionated statement is a common thought coming from left minded individuals who think it best the state controls everything. Do you really think the government cares about you? They are the biggest corporation around. A huge unregulated monopoly that has the power to kill, take and imprison. Those that think corporate power is bad and the state is good don't have a clue.

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Waxman

Windsor, CT

#870284 Mar 8, 2013
Cway wrote:
<quoted text>
First, I'm not a socialist. Although socialism does work in some countries.
Second, I have no respect for you fascist-pig Republicans, whose loyalty is to corporations and not the country.
Third, you have no dignity or brains for that matter.
Fourth, you go piss off, turkey. I'm not going anywhere.
You are liar and and an idiot, socialist. It's obvious you are not going anywhere. Most losers like you don't!

Baaawwwaaaaahhhhhhh!!!!!

"I'm not a socialist" followed by "corporations ".... HILLARIOUS!

Well, looks like we have another desciple of the brain dead Obama voters, a real bright one here!!

Baaaawwwwaaaahhhhh!!!!

Like far out man, "corporations"!

http://www.hark.com/team-america-world-police...

Baaawwaaahhhh!!!!

Idiot!

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Waxman

Windsor, CT

#870285 Mar 8, 2013
Selecia Jones- JAX FL wrote:
<quoted text>Never touch the stuff. I stand corrected.
Would someone tell the jackarse from Kentucky that he is no Jimmy Stewart....nor MR. SMITH either...!~!
No, but I will tell the jackarse from Jacksonveille she is a frikking scary and creepy wierdo.

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#870289 Mar 8, 2013
Ah, a whole weekend without children under foot!! Play the music loud!! Sleep all day and rock all night!!!

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Loysville, PA

#870290 Mar 8, 2013
Neutral Party wrote:
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Loyalty is to corporations and not the country? That opinionated statement is a common thought coming from left minded individuals who think it best the state controls everything. Do you really think the government cares about you? They are the biggest corporation around. A huge unregulated monopoly that has the power to kill, take and imprison. Those that think corporate power is bad and the state is good don't have a clue.
Spoken like a true right whiner.

Tell me, how did the tearing down of the walls between banks & financial investment houses work out for America? Thank you Republicans Gramm, Bailey & Leach.

How does Republicans fighting for loopholes that help send jobs overseas working out for America.

Right whiners think we can trust corporations to do what is best for America. This is how fricken stupid you are. How many near financial collapses, how many Enrons, how many Bernie Madoffs do you need?

You evidently think Corporate America gives a rat's ass about you? My God, they only care about how much short term profit they can make regardless of people or this country.

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gauley bridge wv

#870291 Mar 8, 2013
McDonald's February worldwide sales YOY down 1.6%

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Dem idiots

Seminole, FL

#870293 Mar 8, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Spoken like a true right whiner.
Tell me, how did the tearing down of the walls between banks & financial investment houses work out for America? Thank you Republicans Gramm, Bailey & Leach.
How does Republicans fighting for loopholes that help send jobs overseas working out for America.
Right whiners think we can trust corporations to do what is best for America. This is how fricken stupid you are. How many near financial collapses, how many Enrons, how many Bernie Madoffs do you need?
You evidently think Corporate America gives a rat's ass about you? My God, they only care about how much short term profit they can make regardless of people or this country.
The government doesn't gives a rat's ass about you moron.

Today I'm no longer sad when I see the dereliction among you; instead I marvel your urban preserves, projects, ghettos the face of 100+ years of democratic "Blue Magnet" government failure, your own disuse and neglect RealDave, and try to understand, but respectably decline to act or be a black & blue socialist democrat like you...

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#870295 Mar 8, 2013
Dem idiots wrote:
<quoted text>The government doesn't gives a rat's ass about you moron.
Today I'm no longer sad when I see the dereliction among you; instead I marvel your urban preserves, projects, ghettos the face of 100+ years of democratic "Blue Magnet" government failure, your own disuse and neglect RealDave, and try to understand, but respectably decline to act or be a black & blue socialist democrat like you...
I'm not looking for anything for me. I don't want to be placed in bad economic times that do affect me by the acts of greedy, gambling corporate America & their lap dog Republicans in government.

I can vote.
Dem idiots

Seminole, FL

#870297 Mar 8, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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I'm not looking for anything for me. I don't want to be placed in bad economic times that do affect me by the acts of greedy, gambling corporate America & their lap dog Republicans in government.
I can vote.
A pretty face on your government is nothing if they have an ugly heart. The inner city ghettos and projects of modern America and Detroit's urban preserves are the breeding ground big & more government 'Blue Magnets' of hate-filled socialism, racism, ignorance, poverty, abortion, and America's liberal killing fields of blacks.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#870298 Mar 8, 2013
Cway wrote:
<quoted text>
First, the origins of the Vietnam anti-war movement stem from returning Vietnam veterans who spo at college campuses about the crimes of fellow soliders they witnessed.
This is where people like Jane Fonda got their information.
With the publishing of the "The Pentagon Papers", the American public discovered the Gulf of Tonkin Incident was in response to covert provocations initiated by our side under the 34A Plans.
In his book, "The Secret Team", Colonel Fletcher Prouty, an Air Force liason to the CIA, mentions that the 34A plans made use of unmarked U.S. ships and aircraft.
So in the final analysis, the Vietnam War was launched by rightwing fanatics in the CIA and Pentagon as part of their no-holds barred philosophy against communism.
Once U.S. regular forces began pouring in, the dirtiest methods imaginable were used. Agent orange was sprayed everywhere, contaminating the water supply. Napalm and artillery strikes were called in with brutal indiscrimination, hitting friend and foe alike. U.S. and CIA personnel made regular use of torture and throwing prisoners from helicopters.
The reason for such terror tactics is that the Vietnamese people were against us. Terror was the means by which we tried to cut off their support for the North.
So as much as you rightwingers grind your teeth and howl at the likes of Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden, they were right. And thousands of returning U.S. veterans would agree.
Vietnam was a dirty little murder mission designed to prop up a rightwing tyranny, falsely label it a democracy to the American public, and then further conceal the horrors used to prop it up.
All under the "noble banner" of anti-communism.
From what I've read for myself on the Gulf of Tonkin-it was another clear case, of botched up instructions based on botched up MISinformation.

As in the MISinformed of stupid parrot squawk and repeat sayz, what the MISinformed of stupid parrot squawk and repeat doez.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#870300 Mar 8, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"real Dumb"
One more time you dance and dodge. I mentioned nothing about Al Awlaki. I have commented favorably about his demise as he was on foreign soil and fighting against American interests. if an asshole like him was doing the same I would prefer he was captured and tried but if died resisting arrest that would not be a problem. But with nobama as president and the chief strategist planning the operation down to the smallest detail I have no doubt that he would have been captured.
Peace
KMA
I was talking about Al Alwaki on foreign soil. You jumped in & had a fit and lied saying I backed the about killing on US soil.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#870301 Mar 8, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"real dumb"
Check with "silly". She has, on more than one occasion noted that I had called out those on the right who made racist comments.
You should not lie so often. Of course if you did not lie and BS you would have nothing to offer.
Peace
KMA
Yet there you were, defending the use of slurs.

GFY
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#870302 Mar 8, 2013
Cway wrote:
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I read the linked article.
Fonda was totally right.
The Wingnuts hate her because she challenged their legitimacy. A false legitimacy which was finally laid to rest by "The Pentagon Papers".
Anyone who thinks U.S. involvement in Indochina was anything close to honorable doesn't know the facts.
It was a CIA set-up and 58,000 young men paid the price.
Undone by the Vietnam War

Despite Johnson's success in promoting his domestic reform policies, however, his presidency was equally defined by the failure of his policies toward Vietnam. Like the three presidents before him, Johnson was determined to prevent North Vietnamese Communists from taking over the U.S.-supported government of South Vietnam. He believed that America's national security depended on containing the spread of communism around the world.

As part of this effort, Johnson steadily escalated U.S. military involvement in the Vietnam War. The number of American troops in Vietnam soared from 16,000 when he first took office in 1963 to more than 500,000 in 1968, yet the conflict remained a bloody stalemate. As the war dragged on and American and Vietnamese casualties mounted, anti-war protests rocked college campuses and cities across the U.S.

Johnson's popularity within his own party plummeted as well. When it appeared that he might face a stiff challenge for the 1968 Democratic presidential nomination, Johnson announced his decision not to run for re-election. "I shall not seek, nor will I accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your president," he said in a nationally televised speech on March 31, 1968. Johnson explained that he wanted to focus on the peace process and pressing domestic issues without the distraction of a political campaign. The conflict in Vietnam, though, brought him nothing but pain and frustration during his last months in office, and U.S. military involvement in Vietnam continued for four years after his departure from Washington in January 1969.

History should always REMIND.

Bring the troops Home-NOT relocate them to "Libya" or anywhere else.
Dem idiots

Seminole, FL

#870303 Mar 8, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Yet there you were, defending the use of slurs.
GFY
Liberal icon Franklin D. Roosevelt was a bigoted racist.

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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#870305 Mar 8, 2013
Dem idiots wrote:
<quoted text>Liberal icon Franklin D. Roosevelt was a bigoted racist.
and MLK was a republican!

live the fantasy.

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Dem idiots

Seminole, FL

#870306 Mar 8, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Yet there you were, defending the use of slurs.
GFY
RealDave defends the hateful DNA of his demokratic party that is inbred with hate, ignorance, racism and America's "Blue Magnet" killing fields of blacks.

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