Sources: Sen. Rand Paul [PDF], [Press Release], Sen. Wyden, et al.
quote: Not at all, but that falls under "defense" and doesnt need to be talked about before hand or authorized like this. The president makes a call and sends the air force. This actually happened on 911, but too late to stop anything. Why is there a need to pre-determine drone strikes on US soil? Something isnt right.
quote: A country like Yemen is obviously a different overall situation than the US. There is no allied police force, FBI, etc in Yemen to go to as first options like there is in the US.
quote: Take Timothy McVeigh...if the authorities had known about his plot while he was sitting at his house with the truck loaded up, they wouldn't have used a drone strike, they would have gone in with a bunch of FBI, SWAT, or whatever. But once the truck was rolling, if one way to stop it for sure was a drone strike, then a drone strike would be an option.
quote: What happened in Waco wasn't right, and there was fallout from it if you don't recall.
quote: If congress authorizes the use of military action to protect our borders (an example), then the President is certainly within his rights to authorize action, including drone strikes.
quote: Now that he doesnt have to worry about winning an election, he has nothing stopping him from over teh line crap like this. WFT... WTF!
quote: I really never imagined he would be THIS bad.
quote: You were also right 5 years ago when you were all over Obama for being shitty on the economy and I was saying give him a chance, and the benefit of the doubt, he hasn't affected anything yet... You were totally right. I couldn't be less let down by the horrible job he has done on it...