Source: The Independent
quote: "Some feel the President shouldn't have the power to order the warrantless killings of Americans on U.S. soil.""Some"!?
quote: If you're trying to assume that Jason Mick is playing partisan politics, and that he is a hard core republican, you haven't been following Dailytech long enough.
quote: I started reading here because of Masher, and didn't like Jason's perspective at all back then (it seemed as though he were on a liberal global warming spree).
quote: Jason has never struck me as a Reagan lover and I think you're trolling is in very poor taste.
quote: Yet neither of you addressed the not hidden at all message that every president has used the US military to attack nations outside of Congressional approval. Now we attack individuals in areas that the de facto nation has little control (Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan).
quote: Suddenly the reason why Congress and the President support a lot of operations and invasions that are unpopular and at times nonsensical/counterproductive makes a lot more sense. Feed the hand that feeds.
quote: I tend to be "party democrat" liberal, however, This is just terrible. You should ask these family members, what will happen when a republican or somebody they doesn't like comes to power?
quote: Obama is pretty much doing the exact same thing with drones as Bush - let the CIA and DoD kill bad people in lawless lands that we don't want to invade
quote: You keep forgetting that drones have been in use since Clinton. They are just getting more press coverage because the Right can't seem to find anything else to complain about.
quote: The public has the same kind of fascination with drones as they did with our nuclear umbrella in the 80s and precision munitions and night vision in the 90s. Drones and stealth are the 'cool military toys' of the age.
quote: Do those "bad people" include civilians? If so, why is the Pentagon paying grief payments for these "bad people" (or "bad civilians"?) deaths?
quote: I know there's reasonable people on both sides of the aisle, my intention was not to blast "Party Democrats", but rather to suggest that there's unreasonable people (on both sides of the aisle) who baffingly see no harm in warrantless killing of Americans and other unconstitutional actions.
quote: There's never been a conflict this major in the history of armed combat that's resulted in so few civilian casualties. Especially considering it's sometimes impossible to identify the civilians from the insurgents.
quote: Yup, I've broached the topic with certain Obama-obsessed "Party Democrat" family members and they argued it was fine (I kid you not) because "the Constitution is outdated" in their opinion, and they believe Obama would never abuse that unchecked power and that "we live in a scary world today where people want to kill Americans (so warrantless deathstrikes are necessary)."