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Drones, Brennan, Hitler, Hayek, Alice in Wonderland: Rand Paul's 13 Hour Filibuster in One Minute

Thursday, March 07, 2013 - 01:00 PM

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Muriel from Financial District

On drone killings of any citizen. Why not have a trial in absentia of the suspect prior to the decision to kill them? I don't agree with random killings of anyone and am very disturbed by the erosion of the 1,000 year old Magna Carta citing all charged with crime should be able to face their accusers. But if we feel we must kill someone give them a chance to send a lawyer to defend them. Or is it that we really don't want to hear what they have to say.

Mar. 11 2013 11:25 AM
BILL from New Rochelle

TWO considerations:

1) Why was the administration reluctrant to answer Sen Paul?

Paul was asking, basically, "When will you stop beating your wife?"
Implying, through his question, that this was the President's plan which Paul was 'heading off.'
Sen Paul might just as well asked "Will you crucify or break on the wheel any Americans for terrorist crimes?"

2) Paul was playing to his base, people like the white power, Aryan and other para-military MILITIA clubs. These people, who basically are enraptured with group hallucinations and paranoia, believe that the president will target them with drones.

Mar. 11 2013 10:33 AM
Nancy

Why the focus on US soil? I don't want the gov't killing a US citizen without due process somewhere else either.

Mar. 11 2013 10:26 AM
Louisa from Brooklyn

I don't think Obama would target a US citizen on US soil. I could totally believe Cheney would.

Mar. 11 2013 10:23 AM
Tom from Toronto

Because of Rand Paul's filibuster, we are not talking about Obama's drone policy. This is GOOD.

The NYT did a big front page story just the other day on this, and I doubt it wouldn't have happened if it weren't for Rand Paul.

Mar. 11 2013 10:11 AM

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