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#1 Yes, Bill is a Fox teevee talking head, but he's got a combat record and assignment history to back it up.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-02-07 09:25||
#2 The issue with the drone program is -- and I have no problem with killing Americans overseas, who are a part of a terrorist organization. This issue is, is this the beginning of a slippery slope that we don't see any real boundaries to? How long does it take to go from killing Americans overseas with drones to killing Americans here in this country with drones? This is prettey much it for me too. Dangers exist when a President acts unilaterally, ignores the Constitution, and tries to find ways to dodge the checks and balances provided by Congress and the Courts. Currently, drones are being used by some police departments in the U.S. for surveillance. Is the next step, the targeting of criminals and suspected terrorists in the U.S.? Suppose the police run into a situation where mistaken identity occurs and some innocent gets killed? Waco and Ruby Ridge, it seems to me were over reaches of Federal power. Is the Constitution an outdated useless piece of paper or is it the law? The left demonized George W. Bush. However, he sought Congressional approvals to go into Afghanistan and Iraq. He sought and received a wider international approval for actions conducted by the U.S. Congressional oversight existed in the House and Senate for actions by the President. Do we have checks and balances on the President now?
Posted by JohnQC 2013-02-07 10:03||