posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 04:05 PM
I came across an email the other day from Demand Progress noting what Obama has recently told CNN regarding his right to assasinate anyone without due
process. I thought I'd share the message with my fellow ATSers. What are you opinions regarding this issue? How do you feel about it? Thanks much!
We're teaming up with our firends at RootsAction to call President Obama to account:
It's astonishing, but he claims that he has the power to assassinate people all over the globe -- including Americans -- with no due process.
Please read on for more information and to take action.
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"Due process" can be a trial, or a missile through your roof.
President Obama told CNN this week that he can kill Americans or non-Americans, the difference being that with Americans their killing amounts to
their Constitutionally guaranteed due process.
CNN asked Obama how he chooses names for his kill list, but he declined to say. Obama claimed that there are checks on his power, pointing only to
checks by his own subordinates, not by courts, not by Congress, and not by the public -- which he reassures with vague statements that amount to
Obama claimed that his preference is to capture people rather than to kill them. This does not fit with cases like that of Tariq Khan, a 16-year-old
killed by drone strike following his participation in a conference at which he could have easily been captured. It does not fit with the lack of
criminal charges against virtually any of the people killed.
Obama claimed that he avoids killing civilians, yet careful research has documented large numbers of civilians killed, including this week in
Tell President Obama to live up to his own rhetorical support for the rule of law and due process.
Tell him that a drone strike or a bullet to the head does not constitute due process, for Americans or anyone else.
Due process is not, as comedian Stephen Colbert pointed out, just some process that you do.
Click to see a video of President Obama's comments.
Please forward this email widely to like-minded friends.
-- The RootsAction.org team
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