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no limit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 05:14 PM
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If you believe there is nothing illegal about going in to a country without permission...
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and killing an unarmed individual because that individual is part of the never ending war on terror then I would assume you must also believe that going in to any country and killing any person you claim is also part of this war on terror must also be perfectly legal.

Or is the argument that you get to pick on choose what is legal and what is not legal based on how evil the guy you are after happens to be?

I am not losing any sleep over Bin Laden being dead. But I can't help feel uncomfortable about the fact that nobody seems to mind our government declaring any individual they want an enemy combatant then going in to any country that individual happens to be in and killing him or her without any kind of due process or even attempt at capture.

Anyone remember the Bush's executive assassination rings that Seymour Hersh talked about in 2009? I think it's against to rules to link to DU threads on the subject but I'm sure most people know of the outrage that caused back then around here and elsewhere. I was outraged about these kinds of killings back then, and with Obama in the white house I am still outraged at them today.
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