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As Brennan hearing opens, mounting
questions on how Obama chooses
whom to kill

Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm

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Posted By:SurferLad, 2/7/2013 9:09:44 AM

So, let´s get this straight: Two years ago President Obama ordered the assassination-by-drone of an American citizen overseas. The fellow was successfully vaporized. And according to Wednesday afternoon´s headlines, Obama just now "agrees" to share with Congress the memos he relied on for his legal justification to kill that American. And by extension, others that Obama or his successors might deem expendable for "national security" reasons. This from the arugula-loving Democrat who professed such profound moral outrage over the non-lethal (Republican) terrorist interrogation process called waterboarding.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Objectivity, 2/7/2013 9:28:38 AM     (No. 9163329)

Heaven bless IBD & Andrew Malcolm. No where else does one get ´clarity´ of what is going on ....

Every other ´media´ outlet is caught up in the old ´narrative shaping´ meme that has devoured the West.

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