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A Devastating 26-Word Challenge
to President Obama´s Leadership

Atlantic, by Conor Friedersdorf

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Posted By:StormCnter, 3/8/2013 5:27:18 AM

When Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, stopped by the Senate floor Wednesday to help out Rand Paul with his filibuster, he spoke for several minutes in the guise of asking a question. But his remarks can really be boiled down to one powerful sentence that I´ve transcribed: Mr. President, what it comes down to is every American has the right to know when their government believes that it is allowed to kill them. Ponder the modesty of that claim. He is merely asking that American citizens be given the most basic information about their legal system:

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 3/8/2013 5:39:53 AM     (No. 9214278)

It´s nice to see honest liberals at the Atlantic standing up to Obama.Wyden deserves credit also.

I still believe there was collusion between Obama and the Saudis on killing the American born cleric in Yemen along with his brother but well never find out.Obama´s personal communications are airtight and even the world´s best hackers cant penetrate it.

The murdered cleric could have been a goldmine of information on current day´s Alqueda operations. But of course the left has banned torture so he might not have broke anyway.

Obama didn´t want to add new detainees to Gitmo anyway because it would have made him look like bush. Ironically,Obama gets high marks on national security because people think he´s following Bush´s policies.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Sfacheem, 3/8/2013 5:57:35 AM     (No. 9214298)

Another bastion of liberalism, as responsible as anyone for the Obama administration, ponders aloud it´s folly.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Sfacheem, 3/8/2013 5:57:54 AM     (No. 9214299)

*its*

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Reply 4 - Posted by: steveW, 3/8/2013 6:05:10 AM     (No. 9214304)

They don´t want their Dear Leader to appear to be the dictator they wish he were, and that he so clearly wishes to be.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MissMolly, 3/8/2013 6:31:14 AM     (No. 9214325)

The Atlantic´s writers have been squalling about the drone program for years. This is not a new position for them.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JAN, 3/8/2013 7:21:28 AM     (No. 9214395)

Still reeling from the horror of our drone killing a 16 yr. old and then stating that it´s too bad he didn´t choose a different parent.

Thank you Senator Paul, for reminding Americans of the deadly mindset of this current administration.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Starlady, 3/8/2013 7:36:03 AM     (No. 9214430)

One comment in this article focuses in the indifference of our Congress members to the many horrors of Obama.
Senator Cruz spoke about Congresses role in keeping the Executive in check the other night during the filibuster. He said the filibuster was an important tool to engage the public in serious issues and to hold the President accountable.
The reason Obama has been able to act so incredulously is because the opposing party in Congress has given him a pass on most of it and acted indifferent. Thank goodness there are a few who will now speak out, and perhaps because the filibuster got so much attention worldwide (over a million hits on Twitter), the GOP might consider speaking out, in some fashion, more often.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Judith, 3/8/2013 7:53:05 AM     (No. 9214463)

Wyden made it clear, throughout his speech, that he was 100% behind obama and would vote for brennan. Weakling.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bpl40, 3/8/2013 8:31:18 AM     (No. 9214537)

He should have added three more words "without due process". Ordinarily this would be automatically assumed. But with this President and Attorney General we do not have that luxury.

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