Did Obama authorize the assassination of a US citizen?

Yes. Yes he did.

It’s like Obama wants to balance out every awesome act with something incredibly shitty.

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2 responses to “Did Obama authorize the assassination of a US citizen?

  1. The Big Bad Wolf

    This is a case of a bad correlation and a logical fallacy. American Presidents have, for years, sanctioned black ops missions – sometimes against Americans. TO put this in perspective, and to clarify an error, there’s an Executive Order for the assassination of Osama Bin Laden currently on the books.

    One cannot turn a blind eye to the execution of foreign nationals and then feign indignation when an expatriated citizen commits equally heinous acts “deserving” of such an order. Similarly, one cannot condemn (say) Israel for targeted assassinations, and then condone the “dead or alive” mentality when it comes to Taliban and Al Qaida.

    There’s a line that needs to be drawn in wartime. Crossing that line removes a combatant’s “right to trial” such as – to use an example – the Allied forces didn’t stop on the beach at Normandy and try and slap handcuffs on all the German soldiers to try and take them in to custody.

    What polarizes us today, perhaps as never before in our nation’s history, is the sheer stupidity of some of our elected leaders and heads of the executive branch. Hard decisions HAVE to be made, we just want them made by someone with a selfless conscience and long range thinking (as opposed to what we had under Bush/Cheney).

  2. The Big Bad Wolf

    This is a case of a bad correlation and a logical fallacy. American Presidents have, for years, sanctioned black ops missions – sometimes against Americans. TO put this in perspective, and to clarify an error, there’s an Executive Order for the assassination of Osama Bin Laden currently on the books.

    One cannot turn a blind eye to the execution of foreign nationals and then feign indignation when an expatriated citizen commits equally heinous acts “deserving” of such an order. Similarly, one cannot condemn (say) Israel for targeted assassinations, and then condone the “dead or alive” mentality when it comes to Taliban and Al Qaida.

    There’s a line that needs to be drawn in wartime. Crossing that line removes a combatant’s “right to trial” such as – to use an example – the Allied forces didn’t stop on the beach at Normandy and try and slap handcuffs on all the German soldiers to try and take them in to custody.

    What polarizes us today, perhaps as never before in our nation’s history, is the sheer stupidity of some of our elected leaders and heads of the executive branch. Hard decisions HAVE to be made, we just want them made by someone with a selfless conscience and long range thinking (as opposed to what we had under Bush/Cheney).

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