49%

— Percentage of Americans who favor killing U.S. citizens suspected of terrorist activities, according to a CBS poll released today.
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forgottenlord
forgottenlord

If it matches the criteria of a drone strike based upon current guidelines, I don't care whether he's American, Saudi, Pakistani, Iranian or Kim Jong Il.  While I'm happy to have a debate upon the criteria of drone strikes and the completely unregulated and unchecked use of them, I have little interest in the debate over whether holding an American Citizenship constitutes a body armor that wraps around the individual.  It shouldn't.  Rights are rights no matter what race.

Related: the entire idea of suspending rights for non-nationals in Gitmo and being able to get away with it because they're non-nationals.

MrObvious
MrObvious

It's a good thing that the constitution doesn't give a damn about how many that think the earth is flat. Wrong is wrong.

AfGuy
AfGuy

"49% - Percentage of Americans who favor killing U.S. citizens suspected of terrorist activities..."

Not "guilty of"..... "SUSPECTED OF".... and we can't even find out for sure what the parameters are for determining this so-called "suspected" guilt. And the judge isn't even necessarily someone actually elected to the job.

"9-11" just blew a big ol' hole in our national moral compass, didn't it?

sacredh
sacredh

From the article:

"Regardless of the government's methods, Obama won out over Romney in the category of readiness to handle an alien invasion. Incidentally, many survey respondents picture that invasion as an "Independence Day"-style attack on Washington, D.C.: Nearly one in five think the nation's capital is the most likely landing zone for a UFO."

Ohiolib
Ohiolib

@AfGuy The hole has always been there. 9/11 just made it visible. 

AfGuy
AfGuy

@forgottenlord

When we decided that the reference in Revelation to "a city shining on a hill" just had to be about us... and our job was to tell the Almighty when the time was right for the Rapture and set it off...

After all, we're "special" and "exceptional"...

sacredh
sacredh

Ted made threats against the President. A Texas congressman invites Ted to be in the same building as the  President. What's wrong with this picture?

sacredh
sacredh

If Ted's alive on November 6th, 2013, I'll bet he shits his pants.

TyPollard
TyPollard

@sacredh 

Ted predicted he would either be dead or in jail within a year.

I am sad the current version of Republicans are always wrong.