Sunday, February 10, 2013

Brennan's Fog-Machine "Answer" Is Troubling

Does the current President of the US think he can order drone-kills of US citizens ON US TERRITORY?

Here's Brennan's "answer" to that question:

I have been a strong proponent of trying to be as open as possible with these programs as far as our explaining what we're doing. What we need to do is optimize transparency on these issues but at the same time optimize secrecy and the protection of our national security. I don't think that it's one or the other. It's trying to optimize both of them. And so what we need to do is make sure we explain to the American people what are the thresholds for action, what are the procedures, the practices, the processes, the approvals, the reviews?

The Office of Legal Counsel advice establishes the legal boundaries within which we can operate. It doesn't mean that we operate at those...boundaries. And in fact, I think the American people would be quite pleased to know that we've been very disciplined, very judicious and we only use these authorities and these capabilities as a last resort.  --quoted at Reason, HT Hot Air

Got that?  Clear, eh?  Nothing to see here, move along.  POTUS and a few others determine that there's a "threat" from a 'terrorist-sorta-critter' and ..........ka-boom! 

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Anonymous said...

If you don't get a direct answer to a yes/no question, assume whichever answer you need to have.

Anonymous said...

This drone fiasco is just another reason Obama and this entire regime of the elite, including Republicans, disgusts me. The Republic is in grave peril. I'm afraid that, like Rome, this empire too will fall.