Waterboarding would be torture but you can use a drone to blow up an American because someone in the Government says they’re a threat to the United States.
We wrote about blowing up Americans with drones back in May in our article, Obama Authorizes Lawless Killing of American:
The Obama administration’s decision to authorize the killing by the Central Intelligence Agency of a terrorism suspect who is an American citizen has set off a debate over the legal and political limits of drone missile strikes, a mainstay of the campaign against terrorism.
The notion that the government can, in effect, execute one of its own citizens far from a combat zone, with no judicial process and based on secret intelligence, makes some legal authorities deeply uneasy.
And we only bring this up now because the White House has agreed to release legal memos about that drone attack.
Here’s what Rush Limbaugh had to say about drone strikes:
If this provision had been in place back in the seventies, does this mean that Nixon could have assassinated the Weathermen? Does this mean that Nixon coulda taken out Bill Ayers? Does this mean that Richard Nixon could have taken out the New Black Panther Party? It doesn’t mean that? Well, “…’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 US.
“The 16-page memo, a copy of which was obtained by NBC News,” which means the administration gave it to ‘em, “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 abroad, including those aimed at American citizens.”
Remember all the grief that George Bush got for warrantless wiretaps on phone calls? Do you remember that? I remember when Bush was president, the American left was literally having conniption fits.
Ah… the good old days when Liberals protested against the evil Bush and Cheney administration:
The fact that we haven’t seen or heard anything from the Left shows they are, quite frankly, full of shit.
And so is the media, too, which has largely stayed silent.