Rand Paul Responds to Obama on Drones: Power Point Presentations May Not Represent Due Process

government only acknowledged killing Americans in drone strikes yesterdayC-SPANRand Paul, who led a thirteen hour filibuster of the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA over the issue of drones targeting Americans, responded today to the president’s most detailed comments on U.S. drone policy so far in his administration. Paul’s response, in full:

"I'm glad the President finally acknowledged that American citizens deserve some form of due process. But I still have concerns over whether flash cards and PowerPoint presentations represent due process; my preference would be to try accused U.S. citizens for treason in a court of law."

Last year, the New York Times described in some detail the “internal deliberations” that pass for due process in the drone campaign waged by the White House. Al-Awlaki, the only American killed in a drone strike the president actually mentioned today, was never even indicted in a U.S. court.

h/t Archduke Pantsfan

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    At least Microsoft gets some product placement.

  • MJGreen||

    Rand's a crony in the pocket of both Apple and Microsoft.

  • spyle||

    ya what he needs a check from your mom's bank account to invalidate all the ufo alien concerns that he came from mars or something

  • CE||

    Forget PowerPoint. Send Obama a copy of Excel and show him how to balance a budget.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    I'm honoured.

  • A Serious Man||

    Honoured?

  • Neoliberal Kochtopus||

    Repeal the AUMF.

  • Jordan||

    Better get the President to the nearest burn ward, stat.

  • Sevo||

    "But I still have concerns over whether flash cards and PowerPoint presentations represent due process; my preference would be to try accused U.S. citizens for treason in a court of law."

    I'll bet Obozo doesn't forget that line anytime soon.

  • ||

    The only person who needs to be tried for treason is Rand Paul!

  • MSD62581||

    On what grounds?

  • Sevo||

    Tim's being sarcastic.

  • Pro Libertate||

    It's beautiful.

  • CE||

    Didn't Obama basically admit to murder, or at least manslaughter? When will the charges be filed?

  • ||

    First Welch, and now Krzyzewski.

    When will you people realize how Blessed we are to have such a wise and benevolent Presidenr. We shouldn't even be allowing weasels like Rand Paul a platform to speak. Their words are only noise, a noise that keeps people from listening to Obama's words.

    If they can't hear Obama speak than his speech isn't really free, now is it?

    Hopefully the DoJ will be protecting us from you folks soon.

  • MSD62581||

    Is this a joke? If so, it's a bad one.

  • Ed||

    Call me Coach K?

  • CampingInYourPark||

    And some call him Tim?

  • General Butt Naked||

    So we're outsourcing hat tips to canada now?

    Fucking America hating cosmotarians.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Canada!
    All your Compasses point here.

  • Agammamon||

    Not mine - its Chinese, it points to Antarctica.

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