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Drone Strikes & War Crimes

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EXCEPTIONAL AMERICANS DON'T KILL EXCEPTIONAL AMERICANS WITH DRONES  

 

By William Boardman 

Samir Khan (left) and Anwar al-Awlaki, both U.S. citizens, were killed in in Yem
Samir Khan (left) and Anwar al-Awlaki, both U.S. citizens, were killed in in Yem
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Down the Rabbit Hole With Jabberwock and Drone Strikes   

 

When it came to the Senate filibuster on drone killings, the stupid party held the floor, the craven party mostly kept quiet, and the victims had no voice -- just another exceptional day in the contemporary clown show of American democracy

 

In the second minute of his half day filibuster February 6, Senator Rand Paul, R-KY introduced an apt reference to one of the absurdities of Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland," illuminating the abuse of unchecked absolute power.  He started reading from Chapter XII, after the King says, "Let the jury consider their verdict" --

 

"No, no!' said the queen. "Sentence first -- verdict afterwards.'

"Stuff and nonsense!' Alice said loudly. "The idea of having the sentence first! ' 

"Hold your tongue!' said the queen, turning purple.

"I won't!' said Alice.

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