Justice Department memo reveals legal case for drone strikes on Americans

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  1. Revmitchell

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    A confidential Justice Department memo concludes that the U.S. government can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or “an associated force” -- even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S.

    The 16-page memo, a copy of which was obtained by NBC News, provides new details about the legal reasoning behind one of the Obama administration’s most secretive and controversial polices: its dramatically increased use of drone strikes against al-Qaida suspects, including those aimed at American citizens, such as the September 2011 strike in Yemen that killed alleged al-Qaida operatives Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan. Both were U.S. citizens who had never been indicted by the U.S. government nor charged with any crimes.

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    Where is the outrage from liberals about this? If the previous President did this, they would have crucified him for it. This President does it and the boot-licking media say nary a word.
     
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    Yep if a conservative President had done this they would be calling for his head.
     
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    And most of the people here (except poncho) would be praising the President. And quite a few progressives are calling for Obama's head over this.
     
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    What does that mean calling for his head. They may be disagreeing with it but who is calling for him to be impeached?
     

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