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2013-02-07 Home Front: WoT
John Bolton on Obama Drone Policy: Entirely Sensible, Extension of Bush Policies
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Posted by Fred 2013-02-07 10:32|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [223 views ]  Top

#1 I happen to agree. Nobody's is saying it's ok to zap random citizens inside the us, or even in MOST foreign countries. That's clearly insane.

But a citizen who has joined a terrorist org, and is actively helping them in Afstan, Pakistan or Yemen? They have forfeited their protections, as far as I'm concerned.

Whack 'em.
Posted by Muggsy Mussolini1226 2013-02-07 13:32||   2013-02-07 13:32|| Front Page Top

#2 Nobody in the current administration will give Darth Bolton the time of day, proving once again that he's right.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-02-07 13:34||   2013-02-07 13:34|| Front Page Top

#3 I don't dispute those that clearly have aided/abetted, or have bared arms against U.S. Mil/civilians, etc, needed to be clipped - absolutely, clip'em all.

The issue is a gov't entity simply "accusing" whoever of being a terrorist or "an imminent threat" -and we are supposed to take their word for it like it's gospel. No thanks, not w/the same hacks that gave us benghazi. It's a slippery slope. Same thing w/the ability to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens accused of terrorism. Or, a film-maker who put out a shitty but unpopular film. That guy's in jail for some petty b.s. but Corzine is out walking free? Umm, okay.
Posted by Broadhead6 2013-02-07 17:16||   2013-02-07 17:16|| Front Page Top

#4 The drone policy is idiotic. The reason we are zapping these guys is that 0 doesn't want to put any more prisoners in Gitmo, even if he can't close it. So he kills everyone. This will have consequences. And not the least among them is the loss of intelligence from interrogations. But 0 doesn't want to do anything that might be construed as torture. So he uses high tech assassins. He might want to contemplate how well that has worked in the past.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2013-02-07 19:43||   2013-02-07 19:43|| Front Page Top

#5 Doesn't Obama pick each target?

I read that somewhere. That would be pretty darn bizarre for a president.
Posted by CrazyFool 2013-02-07 20:36||   2013-02-07 20:36|| Front Page Top

#6 NS - interesting point.

CF - I thought LBJ and maybe Nixon picked targets in Nam but I could be mistaken. At any rate - Nothing surprises me anymore or has for a while.
Posted by Broadhead6 2013-02-07 21:09||   2013-02-07 21:09|| Front Page Top

#7 *FK picked targets, too. How'd that work Bobby?
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2013-02-07 21:10||   2013-02-07 21:10|| Front Page Top

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