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Obama Administration Justifies Targeted Killings

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I guess John Yoo wasn't available.

  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    So Barack was against it before he was in favor of it?
  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    And of course if he ordered it to stop: "Appeaser, weak on terrorism, candy-ass."
  4. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Do you think this administration's arguments won't be based on precedents set by the previous administration?
  5. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Yeah but the Democrats said it was illegal when Bush did it. Is this more of the "change" we heard about in 2008?
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    You're catching on. :D
  7. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    No, I think the change is terrorists such as bin Laden who pose a threat to our nation, and who have attacked US military and civilian targets, are actually effectively being hunted down and eliminated.
  8. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    "They shouldn't have hunted Osama so aggressively" does not strike me as a great tactic for the GOP to make hay in an election year. But they are free to try.
  9. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    I hope they keep it up but the hypocrisy is breath-taking. I just hope they didn't water board anybody...

    And I guess all the terrorists killed during the previous administration don't count?
  10. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    A lot of us said it was illegal then and say it's illegal now. I'd be more inclined to listen to partisan gloating if Republicans hadn't worked so hard to justify torture and assassination last go 'round.
  11. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    In their defense it sure has made things easier for Obama.
  12. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Funny to see them all elbowing one another out of the way to fall into step behind the ACLU.
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