quote: they were still American citizens
quote: If it's known that a group of American citizens is doing something illegal (on or off US soil), and a preemptive drone strike is made by the US military without any attempt to capture them, that is a huge problem.
quote: a preemptive drone strike is made by the US military without any attempt to capture them
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quote: in the armed forces of a foreign state engaged in hostilities
quote: enter or serve in the armed forces of a foreign state
quote: They aren't sending drones to go kill any enemy of the state.
quote: None taken, or menat from my end... Its all good, this is a friendly debate. It's not like Apple was brought up ;)
quote: I just don't think we're going to see drone attacks on anyone that isn't an obvious terrorist.I certainly hope not.
quote: No, of course not, but that isn't what happened. If someone just spoke out against the govt or even was seen with enemies doesn't make them enemies. Al-Awlaki is a known terrorist that conspired and even helped the 9/11 hijeckers.
quote: I agree, it is scary... But the truth is, if the US govt. decides they want you dead, you are dead.
quote: There's an unpopular war going on. You protest it. You go to the other sides capitol city and are photo'ed sitting on one of their weapons. Are you now a combatant ? Have you joined the other side ? You're probably unpopular with whatever party is in power at the time. Should the President have sole authority to deem you worthy of killing ?
quote: His foreign policy has actually been okay.
quote: There are plenty of real things to attack Obama on about the economy and spending/debt.
quote: Hell Bush ignored many credible warnings and 911 happened.