Source: Rep. Lofgren [PDF]
quote: Obama followed that up by allowing death panels to choose and kill US citizens without due process with drones.
quote: "Killing US citizens with drones without due process, at the very least happened in some rather extenuating circumstances. All of them died alongside terrorists actively hostile to the US. I'm not aware of an instance where a US citizen was specifically targeted for the drone attacks. "
quote: I'm not aware of an instance where a US citizen was specifically targeted for the drone attacks.
quote: I pose a simple question, though. If they knew where these terrorists were at and they were, as you said, working, then why didn't they just arrest them? We all know how our intelligence agencies love new sources of information.
quote: Bush used torture despite being prohibited in international law
quote: I agree with your comments about feeding us hamsters some nuggets to fight over without focusing on the real products. Political leaders get everyone's panties in a bunch over stupid crap like gay marriage, abortion, unemployement (we're at 8%, that isn't great, but it also isn't terrible) and the "war" in afghanistan.
quote: Meanwhile, we don't focus on education, healthcare, and retirement, all things Romney/Ryan want to cut funding from ...
quote: if all issues are addressed properly, unemployement will drop because economic spending will improve once corporations see SOME direction the country is pointed in
quote: On December 10, 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Article 5 states, "No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment." Since that time, a number of other international treaties have been adopted to prevent the use of torture. Two of these are the United Nations Convention Against Torture and for international conflicts the Geneva Conventions III and IV.