Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Rachel Maddow disusses the Justice Department white paper justifying drone strikes against Americans, and illustrates once again why MSNBC is NOT Fox News.
So I am not even going to bother.
Essentially this is wrong. Americans, even those who we have determined to be enemies of America, deserve due process.
The only way I could see this as being a reasonable, or legal, response by America is if there truly was NO way to arrest and put these people on trial, and there was little doubt that they were in the process of launching an attack against America or Americans stationed overseas.
However even then we are playing with fire, and we must remember that the powers exercised by ONE President will surely be exercised by every President that follows. Think about that for a moment.
By the way let me point out that Rachel was not the ONLY MSNBC host to take this on, and that the story was broken on her program, which you know would never have taken place on Fox News while George W. Bush was in office.