Tuesday, March 05, 2013

The Reich's Lawyer, Eric Holder

Oh, really?

“It is possible, I suppose, to imagine an extraordinary circumstance in which it would be necessary and appropriate under the Constitution and applicable laws of the United States for the President to authorize the military to use lethal force within the territory of the United States,” Holder replied in a letter yesterday to Paul’s question about whether Obama “has the power to authorize lethal force, such as a drone strike, against a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil, and without trial.”

That's a result of the GWB-signed (Feingold-opposed/Republican-backed) Patriot Act.

Smooth move, George.

1 comment:

Jim said...

Dick Cheney admits that he gave the order to shoot down UAL93, with a number of US citizens aboard. Whether or not that order was actually carried out, we may not know in our lifetimes. There is also no documented record of the president conveying that authority to the vice-president.