BPR Quote of the Day: That is Something!

Regarding the assassination by CIA drones of Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born al Qaeda leader in Yemen on Sept. 30, 2011, Michael Hayden, CIA and NSA chief under President G. W. Bush, said:

 “We needed a court order to eavesdrop on him but we didn’t need a court order to kill him. Isn’t that something?”

Whether this is something good or something bad depends on how you feel about the government executing American citizens without a trial or due process. I can’t imagine this would pass a constitutional test, but apparently that doesn’t matter in the midst of the perpetual “War on Terror.”

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2 Responses to BPR Quote of the Day: That is Something!

  1. Sorry if I didn’t make that clear, Gary. I agree, the government has no right to spy on or kill American citizens without due process. This kind of behavior is typical of dictatorships and not of a supposedly Constitutional-based government. Right now, I’m not sure we still have the latter.

  2. “Whether this is something good or something bad depends on how you feel about the government executing American citizens without a trial or due process. I can’t imagine this would pass a constitutional test, but apparently that doesn’t matter in the midst of the perpetual “War on Terror.”
    Arlen Im surpised that came out of your keyboard. It’s bad absolutely, AND I THINK YOU WOULD AGREE WITH THAT OR AT LEAST i HOPE YOU WOULD. . Until America’s war culture changes from expecting and accepting war to abhorring and demanding an end to war we will continue to have war until it’s ALL OVER

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