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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 03:46 PM

8. This statement

It is amazing how accepting the public has become of the notion that we as a country can violate a nation's sovereignty anytime we want in order to kill its citizens, but also how accepting we are as a country to our fellow citizens being killed on the say-so of one man who ultimately acts as judge, jury and executioner.

...is ridiculous. Most of these countries cooperate with the U.S. There is also the AUMF, similiarly a law dating back to Clinton's Presidency. And the President has always had the authority to act in defense of the country's national security, even with a Constitutional lead time to justify committing troops to war.

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