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Obama aide defends killing of Americans

U.S. policy called legal, ethical, wise

Posted: February 6, 2013 at 4:39 a.m.

President Barack Obama’s spokesman Tuesday defended administration policy on targeted killings on foreign soil of U.S. citizens in al-Qaida leadership roles as “legal,” “ethical” and “wise.” The administration is confronting renewed questions about national-security and terrorism policies regarding drone aircraft, killings of U.S. citizens, renditions and pre-emptive cyber-attacks as a Thursday confirmation hearing approaches for John Brennan, Obama’s counter terrorism adviser and his nominee to lead the CIA.

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What do you liberals think of your President now. Killing Americans without any trial?

Posted by: mycentworth

February 6, 2013 at 8:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

When it comes to the likes of Anwar al-Awlaki and men like him who embrace al-Qaeda, I support President Obama every time, and I am damn sure not a "liberal" if you go with the modern definition.

Posted by: Tankersley101

February 6, 2013 at 9:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

I'm sure there are legit reasons, but how far can this go. So, kill because someone thinks you are a threat. Going too far. President O called those against abortion, returning vets, & others a threat, if you recall.

Posted by: mycentworth

February 6, 2013 at 10:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

The president has gone too far with his power. You capture and have a trial. These are the same that were against water boarding, but murder is OK?

Posted by: mycentworth

February 6, 2013 at 10:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

There is a difference between a standard domestic "threat" and an international terrorist. All politics aside, President Obama has been kicking tail in the terrorist elimination arena.

Posted by: Tankersley101

February 6, 2013 at 11:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

If you hang out with a terrorist you might be a terrorist. That makes them a target if you ask me.

Posted by: rummy

February 7, 2013 at 5:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

I would get away from anyone who wears a rag wraped around their head. A UAVS is silent, fast, and deadly.

Posted by: JailBird

February 7, 2013 at 2:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )