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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:26 AM

Ex-Gitmo prosecutor slams drone policy: ‘Since 9/11 we’ve been the constrained and the cowardly’

Ex-Gitmo prosecutor slams drone policy: ‘Since 9/11 we’ve been the constrained and the cowardly’

A former chief prosecutor for the Guantanamo Bay prison facility sounded off on both President Barack Obama’s administration’s use of drone strikes and the apparent acceptance of the practice by the American people.

“We used to be the land of the free and the home of the brave,” Col. Morris Davis told Current TV host Cenk Uygur on Friday. “Since 9/11, we’ve been the constrained and the cowardly.”

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“The American people say, ‘Ehhh, well if the government calls them suspected terrorists, well then we agree that we should drone stroke them,’” Uygur said. “What’s happening with the American people where we seem to be, you know, killing democracy to thunderous applause?”

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“If you went to the airport 15 years ago and somebody felt you up, it was called a sexual assault, not pre-boarding,” Davis said. “From that, to the ‘kill list,’ to indefinite detention, liberty’s kind of gone by the wayside. Ben Franklin said, ‘Anyone who would trade their liberty for security deserves neither,’ and here we are now.”

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Zax2me Feb 2013 #1
DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav Feb 2013 #2
lib2DaBone Feb 2013 #5
woo me with science Feb 2013 #3
woo me with science Feb 2013 #4

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:26 AM

1. Well ,we all know who is at fault for the TSA 'felt up's' - right?

 

"to professionalize you must federalize" - thanks, Tom.

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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:46 AM

2. Our forefathers died fighting invading armies on our soil so that we'd enjoy freedom.

 

They knew better than anyone what it meant to be scared of being murdered in your own backyard. But for their children's freedom they fought and bled.

Americans now are for the most part lazy cowards who won't even take a weekend to all get together to protest the loss of these rights, let alone fight for them. Saying you love your child is one thing, big deal. Showing you love your child, by fighting to make sure they enjoy the same freedom and opportunity you had... Well for Americans that's a little to much to ask them to do for their children.

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Response to DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:20 PM

5. Wait until the Homeland Security Tanks roll down the streets in their suburb....

 

It's coming folks...

Why would the National Weather Service and NOAA order 7 million rounds of .40 cal hollow points?

Do people realize that Pres Obama is authoized to kill humans at his discretion? With no oversight.. no trial.. no jury?

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