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I'm a loyal member of the Democratic Party and I don't have a problem with Drones [View all]

and even the targeting of Americans in foreign countries who are conspiring with the people who have declared war on the US, and I will put my morals up against anyone on this board. I suspect that there are others out there like me, but yesterday it seemed like they were in short supply. And yes I was against the Iraq war and some of the things done by the Bush Administration and I don't consider myself to be a hypocrit, and if someone out there disagrees with me, I don't care. For the record, I stopped working just after the SCOTUS decided the elections of 2000 to be a stay at home mom and finishing raising my kids. I had gone to the doctor because of a prolonged headache and discovered my bloodpressure was through the roof from the stresses of raising a family and working. Up until that point, I had spent nearly 5 years in the military, and 16 years with the Defense Dept. Because I have always been a political junkie, I watched every hearing and press conference, leading up to the Iraq war, and I knew that the Bush Administration was lying about WMD for certain right after British Prime Minister Tony Blair's trip to Washington and meeting with Bush.

Fast forward to the current administration. I am an Obama supporter but he has done some things to disappoint me in the past. But the Drone program is not one of them. I'm currently back working with DoD, and members of the military. I think as has been said by others, "you don't know what the threats are until you get those secure briefings that the President gets". FTR, I don't get those briefings and don't want it to sound like I know more than any other "informed" citizen. But I'm not all up in hysteria like many of the posts I've read here that our President has abandoned the Constitution. I don't agree with Rachal Maddow, that a Drone may be coming to your neighborhood soon.

I am of the Opinion, (and yes I know what they say about Opinions) that if you are an American citizen who has renounced this Government and are conspiring with our enemies to destroy this nation, either physically, or financially by destroying our economy through your terrorist threats, than you don't deserve the same rights and priviledges afforded by us that the US Constitution provides that an American citizen here on US soil deserves. Timothy McVeigh received all his due processes, and I don't doubt for a minute that if he were inside the US and conspiring to kill Americans, our Justice Dept would do the right thing. If he were huddling in Afghanistan or Pakistan or Mali for that point and it would put our troops in danger to capture him and bring him to justice, than I would not put the lives of our troops at risk over the life of an expatriate. And if that expatriate, by his choice of activities, puts the lives of his family members in je0pardy, than that is on him/or her.

There was a news article in the past two months about the enormous amounts of surveillance that goes on of suspected terrorists day after day, and month after month, of the same locations to monitor the comings and goings of people at suspected targets. I don't think this administration is engaging in drone strikes willy, nilly.

As I watched Michael Isikoff yesterday evening make the rounds of all the MSNBC shows, I couldn't help but notice a kind of glee in him that he had this scoop. On Morning Joe th a.m., Joe S. seemed upset that the Republicans had not jumped all over this story after having been critical of this President on all sorts of exaggerated claims, and now this was important and not a word out of them. He said that had this been Bush, people would have been calling for impeachment. I'm guessing that the reason we haven't heard a word is because in their hearts, they agree with the President's actions regarding drone strikes. But I'm afraid that now that some of the liberal media has jumped on this story, this may give the rightwingers the courage to condemn the President on this issue as well, and even call for his impeachment. After all, they couldn't impeach him for anything else, (being born in Kenya, Fast and Furious, Benghazi, etc.) and the President's popularity is at an all time high, so lets impeach him for violating some "American" who was living amongst our enemies, and had renounced our government, and declared war on us who was taken out with a drone strike. Just Grand.

If you want to let drone strikes be President Obama's Waterloo, and nothing on the Democratic agenda, get done for the next 4 years than this is the way to start. If you want to let the GOP, the party that we thought was in the throws of self-destruction, regain some momentum, as Dems start an inner war on how best to protect this country, than this is the way to start.

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