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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 08:49 PM

Why can't you let people on the kill list defend themselves or at least surrender? [View all]

... asked Sen. Wyden (D-Oregon) at today's confirmation hearing.

Brennan: Once you're on the kill list, you lose the right to surrender.

(See here, 10:43, just before the jokes about waterboarding.)

How Orwellian can you get? In other words:

Government: You're a terrorist. Prepare to die.
Citizen: Wait, I'm not a terrorist! Don't I get a trial?
Government: You gave up the right to a trial when you became a terrorist. Smile for the missile.

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