Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Bipartisan 'War On Terror'

Get this, a link to Fox News (h/t nc links):
Fox News reports:

FBI Director Robert Mueller on Wednesday said he would have to go back and check with the Department of Justice whether Attorney General Eric Holder’s “[criteria] for the targeted killing of Americans also applied to Americans inside the U.S.
“I have to go back. Uh, I’m not certain whether that was addressed or not,” Mueller said when asked by Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga., about a distinction between domestic and foreign targeting
Graves followed up asking whether “from a historical perspective,” the federal government has “the ability to kill a U.S. citizen on United States soil or just overseas.”
“I’m going to defer that to others in the Department of Justice,” Mueller replied.
Indeed, Holder’s Monday speech at Northwestern University seemed to leave the door open.
This is one issue in which I will agree with Republican charges against Obama.  Unfortunately, I expect Republicans to be just as bad about due process if a Republican becomes President.  Both sides have ginned up a fear of terrorism which gives ridiculous power to secret government agencies.  The assasinations of minor players who could be threats to the United States is very bad for the rule of law.  This is an issue which Congressional Republicans should bring up and put the heat on Democrats. 

We need to end the "War on Terror."

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