Barack Obama ordered the assassination of two American citizens. No one is arguing that they weren’t bad, but this is a terrible precedent.
An American President now can order the assassination of American citizens.
An American President can now suspend any American’s constitutional rights at will.
Think about that.
Why did we give Timothy McVeigh a trial?
Why don’t we just kill Case Anthony? We all know she’s guilty.
Why do we even bother having trials?
Over at Huffington Post there is division on this issue. They quote Jane Harman:
“It’s tricky that he was a U.S. citizen, but he clearly stated his intention to kill Americans and the Justice Department thoroughly vetted the legal issues and this strike was within the law,”
The Justice Department vetted this? Holder vetted this?
That borders on insanity. This is the same Holder “Justice Department” who put an end to the Black Panther intimidation case. The is the same Holder “Justice Department” which intentionally sent weapons into Mexico. This is the same Justice Department that sues states for attempting to protect their borders. This is the same “Justice Department” that wants a civil trial for Khalid Sheik Muhammamed.
HuffPo is allowing no comments that question Obama’s decision to assassinate an American citizen. I suspect that even they know how wrong this was.
What is the threshold for ordering the death of American citizens?
Joe Biden likened Tea Party members to terrorists.
Vice President Joe Biden joined House Democrats in lashing tea party Republicans Monday, accusing them of having “acted like terrorists” in the fight over raising the nation’s debt limit, according to several sources in the room.
Biden was agreeing with a line of argument made by Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) at a two-hour, closed-door Democratic Caucus meeting.
“We have negotiated with terrorists,” an angry Doyle said, according to sources in the room. “This small group of terrorists have made it impossible to spend any money.”
Biden, driven by his Democratic allies’ misgivings about the debt-limit deal, responded: “They have acted like terrorists.”
Golly, if they’re terrorists, then Obama can have them killed, right?
Obama himself called Americans his enemies
“If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, ‘We’re going to punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us,’
And why not punish them with a nice Predator missile?
In fact, we are “treacherous enemies.”
Obama’s website once trumpeted this:
“All 50 States are coordinating in this – as we fight back against our own Right-Wing Domestic Terrorists who are subverting the American Democratic Process, whipped to a frenzy by their Fox Propaganda Network ceaselessly re-seizing power for their treacherous leaders.”
Terrorists. Terrorists need to be killed, even if they are Americans.
How about killing anyone who is a threat to democracy? Barack Obama once said that the Chamber of Commerce was a threat to democracy. Why not kill them?
David Plouffe said those who support Republicans are a threat to democracy
“They are becoming the central financial actors in the 2010 election,” Plouffe told reporters in Washington yesterday. “What’s happening out there is really a hijacking of our democracy.”
I guess they can be killed as well. Eric Holder would no doubt permit it.
A whole new world of opportunity has been opened up for Obama.
What now is the threshold for an American President to order the assassination of American citizens? Who can Obama have killed simply because he’s in a pissy mood?
Aren’t we bombing Libya because its leader was killing his people?