call me a sceptic, but i have a very tough time believing anything that comes out of the mouths of this administration... they will say anything to shut us up about this ...
Well, looks like step and fetch it Erc finally slime out of the auditorium. Not much of a victory watching a moron shuffle from the fight, pants on the ground...
Engaged in combat will be defined to include things such as drinking ice tea at an outdoor cafe. Especially if you are a...
or you voted for Reagan.
WHY LIMIT THE DISCUSSION TO DRONES? Include ANY and ALL LETHAL MEANS; nobody has the "right" to kill ANYBODY on American soil (or elsewhere) who is not an imminent threat or who has not been convicted of a capital offense.
What's so hard about that?
Also, folks, please go to the EPIC site below and sign an anti-drone petition:
If there is any more obvious evidence of the lack of leadership in Obama's Presidency, one only has to look at his choice for Attorney General. It is not a great test of Intelligence on anyone's part to figure out this man is an absolute Idiot. He proves it, every time he opens his mouth to speak.
Gene Spirling admitted Sunday to David Gregory that the economic impact was "manufactured" by obama, http://thehill.com/video/administration/285879-sperling-woodward-is-a-legend-hopes-to-move-past-email-controversy
Like other commenters here, one has to wonder what Holder/Bamster intend with such a parsed denial. The meaning of "combat?"
Well, Rand Paul not only stood up for an important principle, but he also got results as well. A lot more than I can say for McCain or Graham.
Holder is so crooked and biased he makes all hiring decisions on the basis of communist/leftist ideology...as has been proven by Christian Adams and others.
Sen Pauls statement
“I would like to congratulate my fellow colleagues in both the House and Senate and thank them for joining me in protecting the rights of due process.” was far too gracious, IMO. He didn't get nearly enough support from his colleagues.
The ones that did support him, thank you.
Rand Paul & Ted Cruz Introduce Legislation to Prohibit Drone Killings of U.S. Citizens —
From FOX news.
"not engaged in combat"... What does that mean exactly? Knowing the way the Democrats and this administration twist the meaning of words... What is their definition of "combat"? We are fighting them in a way by being on this board... is typing this a form of "combat" in their view?
By the way Zero and his able cadre of wordsmiths slant things, it could mean anything in their jaundiced eyes. Yes, we are engaged in written combat, so that could be interpreted as an action deserving of a drone strike. Make sure you do your typing in a Starbucks, so you can take out a few of Zero's voters with you. j/k :-P
Well define combat.
He also didn't mention if a drone would be used on someone who is considered a threat to the state.
These snarky politicians are rewriting Webster's.
Holder - still had to add some snark to the response. Additional question?
Well let him. Rand Paul, and we got our answer.
Personally, I would not be happy with that snarky little letter at all. "It has NOW come to my attention (condescending) that you have asked AN ADDITIONAL QUESTION"
What an idiot - it isn't an "additional question" it's the very core of what Paul was asking. And he knows it. Rather than acknowledging that he writes a snarky little thing like that^
Moreover, it doesn't really clarify that much in my mind. "An American not engaged in combat" - do we have a precise and/or widely-acknowledged definition of that?
Wouldn't you normally see language as in "under no circumstances."
I thought you would have had the video of him saying Hooray, not some politico person tweeting about it..
Anyway you know the sincerely part of this letter is full of crap!!
The REAL victory was:
a) Showing what leaders look like.
b) The swell in pride and enthusiasm that Rand Paul's filibuster caused in Conservatives. It appears to have revived the Tea Party, based on many tweets and blog postings.
c) The clear revelation of just who is and isn't the enemy in the Republican party. Yes, specifically, Lindsey Graham and John McLame are enemies. Mike Lee and Ted Cruz in particular are first class heroes. Kudos to Johnny-come-lately: Mark Rubio.
He also managed to bolster his status among many conservatives and he got the lying administration to come clean on their intent... he spoiled their fun.
Congratulations and thank you Rand Paul.
NOTE: I still think every single Republican should vote against Brennan... but we all know that ain't gonna happen. :(
Kerry, Hagel, Jack Lew, Brennan... all of these people are moronic incompetents for these positions. All "yes" men. All pretense by Obama is gone isn't it? He hates America, wants to destroy it and now has the right (wrong) men in place to follow through doesn't he? And the blind, deaf and dumb Republicans all followed along and let this monster have his way.
Most of the Republicans aren't even useful as speed bumps.
I think there is more to it. Every bad over aggressive policy, even the one's Obama has had to back peddle on, originated with Brennan. He is one dangerous Neanderthal.
Ironically my parents and grand parents had to worry about communists in their government. Our generation gets to worry about Muslims in our government which is nothing more than communism under the guise of religion.
He also is the one that put the drone program into hyper-drive even in countries we are not at war with.
He is Mr. Benghazi. That gun running operation was Brennan's. He's the one with all of the answers. Just one more denial from O and Hill. They probably didn't know much about it. Petraeus knew little or nothing about it. Nobody knew anything except the CIA guys who just knew their guys were in trouble. The sin was mostly Brennan's. The greater sin was Hill and O not being curious enough to ask questions and stupid enough to make up the story of the infamous video.
Brennan has been angling for the CIA for a while. I pray that his elevation to the job today just ends in hell fire because that is the way this is heading. Holder and Brennan, two bad hombres. Bring them down before America goes down.
There could be more to it. His over-aggressiveness is what Zero needs. Zero's modus operandi is to push the envelope to see how far he can go until he has to backpedal. If he has to backpedal, all he has to do is simply place the blame elsewhere...and he has his propagandist arm to help him achieve his objective. I wonder if there's any validity to the stories that Brennan is a Muslim. If he is, that makes him all the more dangerous to America...and to Israel.
I hate to be cynical but ... this leave open the possibility that an American engaged in combat (please define "combat" because the Obama administration thinks that the Tea Party is a violent enemy.) can still be killed on American soil. It also leaves open the possibility that non-weaponized drones could be used to hunt down Americans who would then be killed by one of the 1.6 billion rounds of ammo being stockpiled by Homeland Security. I don't trust the tyrant and I never will.
This reply looks good, but it doesn't mean they won't 'no-weaponised' drones to spy on people.
I was elated at first, but on second thoughts I think far more work needs to be done. It must be obvious that this administration has a huge disregard for the Constitution and will wriggle out wherever they can.
But it is a good first step.