To Tell The Truth

When Eric Holder finally clarified, in a letter to Sen. Rand Paul, that the president does not have “the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on U.S. soil”, some breathed a sigh of relief.  Yet Holder’s clarification came only after President Obama’s earlier response to the same question. “I haven’t killed anyone yet, and I have no intention of killing Americans. But I might.”

These differing responses invite the question — which answer is the truth and which is just politically expedient? Given the working definition of combatant as a male over 18 who happens to be in a bombing zone, are these answers actually the same? Upon which should I place my bet, when this president, or the next, has his finger on the trigger?

Metaphorically speaking of course. Because, presidents have agencies for that.

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2 Responses to To Tell The Truth

  1. Anonymous says:

    is this your letter to the editor?

  2. freeonus says:

    No. I’m not sure who you are Anonymous, but this post doesn’t fulfill any course assignments.
    My op-ed type piece will appear sometime over the weekend after I have some time to proof read it.

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