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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 07:53 PM

5. Paul's entire "filibuster" is based on a straw man

He repeatedly concedes, as he must, that the President obviously has the authority to use lethal force against US citizens on US soil to repel an attack. But then he returns again and again to the claim that administration hasn't disavowed killing americans while they sit in a restaurant. But the administration has made it clear that even overseas they could target an American sitting at a restaurant only if capture was infeasible. Now the fact is that capture IS infeasible more often than not i when you're talking about operations in a a foreign country. But in the US, applying that same standard, its all but impossible to conjure up a situation in which targeting someone sitting at McDonald's could be taken out with a drone. But Paul would like to pretend that is what the administration has claimed it can do, even though Holder's letter and his testimony offers zero support for that supposition.

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LineReply Paul's entire "filibuster" is based on a straw man
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