I don't really believe their policy ends there. The policy to kill Americans abroad doesn't end there, and we only know that because the policy was leaked. Obama has not been forthcoming with the specifics of his drone program at all.
Bush was using Drones overseas. Lack of military technology was not the reason we failed in prevented 9/11If Bush had better drone technology like Obama has got now, who knows where this country would be if we had prevented 9/11!!!
We learned that Obama can create a list of names of Americans targeted to be killed outside of America. These Americans don't need to be planning any terrorist plots. No evidence of any kind is needed. No oversight exists. Obama is judge and jury. (not executioner though, too wussy for that)
Once a power is recognized, it is never gone. If they claim they have the power, someone, sometime is going to use that power. Maybe not Obama, maybe not the next guy either.2. So, do you really believe that the Obama Administration will send drones to your house to kill you? If this is the case, you should be able to point to other scenarios where this has happened! You can't.
It isn't about whether or not this administration will use the drones on American citizens. Personally, I don't believe Obama would do it. The question is whether or not it is Constitutional. It clearly violates the 5th Amendment.
What this does is set precedent for a future administration to use these drones on American citizens. We're talking about SUSPECTED enemy combatants...nothing has to be proven....no evidence is required and some soldier with a joystick can press a little red button and that suspect is dead without the rights of due process.
We should always be wary about the power the government tries to yield. Rights of Habeas Corpus should not be infringed upon unless there is an imminent threat which has to be clearly defined.
We must always fight for our rights to liberty no matter how atrocious the crimes maybe...when you take it away...you allow for more to be taken. If we can give trials to former Nazis, Al-Quida, and other terrorists...surely we can to the current crop of terrorists.
Libertarian and Atheist...wow I'm a hated man.
I fail to see how the issue of John Brennan's nomination as CIA director is relevant to the use of drones within the USA. Don't get me wrong, I think this an important issue that needs to be addressed which could start by revisiting the Posse Comitatus Act
Do you, Mr. President, believe you and your administration have the authority to kill by drone an American citizen without due process on American soil?
The obvious answer is NO, yet all we hear from the WH is silence. Why do you defend a WH that refuses to state what the LIMITS of it's power are?
One of the prime enemies of a strong, vibrant democracy is an ignorant and disinterested public.
GARY JOHNSON 2016