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Obama White House Rejects Request for Targeted Killing Docs?

~ The Rebel ~ 2012/06/22 21:08:13
Citing national security concerns, the Obama administration on Wednesday rejected requests by the ACLU and the New York Times for documents relating to the US military's drone and targeted killing campaigns.

In court documents filed late Wednesday -- in accordance with a deadline set by a New York federal court - the administration argued the information requested was "highly classified," despite the fact that details of the programs have been leaked to the media. Critics argue that the government cannot reasonably expect to exploit details of these programs for political reasons on the one hand and then deny they exist when the legality of the same programs are challenged in court.

In response to the government's court action, ACLU Deputy Legal Director Jameel Jaffer said Thursday: "The notion that the CIA's targeted killing program is still a secret is beyond absurd. Senior officials have discussed it, both on the record and off."

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  • Schläue~© 2012/06/22 22:39:15
    Schläue~©
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    America has the right to know HOW 0bozo was ble to assassinate an American citizen without any attempt to acknowledge his Constitutional rights of due process.

    It doesn't matter that he was a dirt-bag .... everyone is afforded their day in court.

    If that's the new standard, why hasn't that puke, Nadal Hassan been taken out in the back ally and had his brains splattered by now?

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  • Ken 2012/06/23 04:30:50
    Ken
    +2
    Transparent? Right!!
  • abubincrazy 2012/06/23 03:00:25
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    Why not?
    They think they're above laws.
    They sue states for upholding the law.
  • CAPISCE 2012/06/23 01:34:13
    CAPISCE
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    Obama 4 year game plan: Take credit for anything positive that happens while he's in office and blame Bush for anything negative during the same time frame.
    The sad thing is the brainwashed, Liberal, Obama Zombies fall for it hook, line and sinker. The Communist have a perfect phrase for this type defender/blind follower who believe anything the appointed leader say---"Useful Idiots"
  • CAPISCE 2012/06/23 01:29:30
    CAPISCE
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    The Obama philosophy:
    Take credit for anything positive that happens while his ass is sleeping in the white House and blame Bush for anything negative that happens over the SAME time period.
    The funny thing about thiphilosophyhy is the Brainwashed, Liberal, Obama Zombies believe every word hook, line and sinker.
    Communist have a phrase for the type people who can still support Obama at this point--"Useful Idiots"
  • Schläue~© 2012/06/22 22:39:15
    Schläue~©
    +3
    America has the right to know HOW 0bozo was ble to assassinate an American citizen without any attempt to acknowledge his Constitutional rights of due process.

    It doesn't matter that he was a dirt-bag .... everyone is afforded their day in court.

    If that's the new standard, why hasn't that puke, Nadal Hassan been taken out in the back ally and had his brains splattered by now?
  • ProudProgressive 2012/06/22 21:12:15
    ProudProgressive
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    The drone progam is a highly classified project being conducted in order to secure the United States of America. There should not be any question that this involves crucial matters of national security and cannot be made public without seriously compromising the safety of this nation.
  • ~ The R... ProudPr... 2012/06/22 21:29:01
    ~ The Rebel ~
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    But it's okay to leak info if it benefits the white house?
  • Schläue~© ~ The R... 2012/06/22 22:41:23
    Schläue~©
    +2
    Exactly ..... when Mr. I - I - I can do a few photo ops and take credit for others work.... all the rules change and leaks are a good thing.
  • RogerCoppock 2012/06/22 21:11:35 (edited)
    RogerCoppock
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    Sure, let's give Al-Qaeda a big warning! Tell them all our plans.

    I don't generally believe in government secrecy, but military operation plans like this need to be kept secret.

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