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Leaked: Obama's Rules For Assassinating American Citizens 800

cathyreisenwitz writes "For over a year now journalists, civil liberties advocates, and members of Congress have been asking the Obama administration to release internal memoranda from the Office of Legal Counsel justifying Obama's targeted killing program. While the White House continues to deny that such memos exist, NBC is reporting that it has acquired the next best thing: A secretish 16-page white paper from the Department of Justice that was provided to select members of the Senate last June." Spencer Ackerman at Wired says the leaked rules "[trump] traditional Constitutional protections American citizens enjoy from being killed by their government without due process" by redefining the concept of "imminence."
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Leaked: Obama's Rules For Assassinating American Citizens

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  • by PPH (736903) on Tuesday February 05, 2013 @11:10AM (#42797393)

    1. The person who leaked this memo.

  • by oodaloop (1229816) on Tuesday February 05, 2013 @11:13AM (#42797445)
    1. When someone makes a comment supporting MicroSoft.
    2. When someone makes a comment bashing Apple.
    3. When someone responds to their own post.
    4. When someone screws up tags>br.
    5. When someone suggests Cowboy Neal as an option in Slashdot polls.
  • by gestalt_n_pepper (991155) on Tuesday February 05, 2013 @11:19AM (#42797535)

    When they take two parking spaces so that their expensive car doesn't get a scratch. Double parking too.
    When they refuse to tip the waitress AND leave a smug, self righteous remark.
    When they commit a violent crime with a weapon
    When they have committed up to 9 violent crimes without a weapon
    When they engage in malfeasance with investor funds in any bank or financial institution
    When they engage in bribery of ANY public official (federal, state and local) anywhere at any time (Both the public official and the bribee). Campaign funds should explicitly be considered bribes.

    That'll do for a start.

  • by tonywong (96839) on Tuesday February 05, 2013 @12:09PM (#42798249) Homepage
    Sorry to add something non-serious into the discussion but the original article's link is:

    I just don't know what to say when an article has Obama's rules for ass...

    Reminds me of this image:
  • by poity (465672) on Tuesday February 05, 2013 @12:19PM (#42798465)

    So, do Democrats consider this a corroboration of the Bush policy (which means they'll have to admit they were wrong about Bush), or a corruption of their leader (which means they'll have to admit they were wrong about Obama)?

  • by interkin3tic (1469267) on Tuesday February 05, 2013 @01:21PM (#42799433)

    AC evidently sees the world in black and white, free or oppressed. "Try breaking a law, and see how much freedom you have," is particularly precious.

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