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Robert Ariail

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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Unlike congress, at least he’s doing something.

  2. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, almost 2 years ago

    Funny.

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 2 years ago

    The State of the Union speech didn’t move me. As long as our two party system holds party loyalty as more important than an United people, we are not ‘strong’. I’ve heard numerous business leaders and small businessmen begging for DC to quit playing games and get to work. I also watched the heads of the military tell congress the risk to our country and our servicemen the inactions of this congress is creating. Leon Panetta has had increasingly strong words for congress.
    Congress does not care about the American people. They will use their offices to manipulate markets and arrange for after cushy after congress jobs while enjoying permanent benefits from their time in office and then retire in another country whose politicians haven’t ruined the environment, the educations system, debt, etc, etc, etc………
    Sadly,
    C.

  4. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, almost 2 years ago

    Interesting, since it’s mostly the right wing whackos that wanted to “nuke all the towelheads and let God sort them out” a few years ago. Now that one happens to be American working for a terrorist organization, it’s wrong?
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    I’m not a fan of what Obama is doing or what Bush did on policy on this (I’d rather just get our military out of there and let the Middle East’s chips fall as they may).

  5. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    C- It’s too bad retired Congressmen DON’T retire! Unlike senior executives who may not work for or lobby for those they regulated for several years after leaving government service, they go to work for “think tanks” where they write “position papers”, and based on those, get to “testify” before their former colleagues in favor of their pet positions/ideologies/industries with no apparent conflicts.

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 2 years ago

    I’m not so much interested in who is on that kill list (well, maybe, I’d like to know) as in the criteria that gets you on that list. That criteria should not be secret.

  7. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 2 years ago

    @ScottPM

    There is plenty of blame to go around. Reid is just a start. When all is said and done, though, the fault lies with the American Voter. The average voter seems to listen to the words spoken, ignoring the actions that don’t match the words.

  8. mshefler

    mshefler said, almost 2 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Sounds like another “empire” that disappeared around, oh, 400 AD,

  9. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Kylie2112

    Well, I kind of agree with you but there is the little thing called the constitution.

    http://nation.foxnews.com/president-obama/2013/02/14/napolitano-obama-s-secret-court-killing

    http://www.washingtonguardian.com/drones-home

    amendment 5:

    “No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury,”………" nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law"

    Amendment 6:

    “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.”

    All US citizens – even traitors – are guaranteed these rights. The only difference in time of war or in they are in service it will be done by a military court.

    So what is to keep him from saying I am worthy of death and call in a strike?

  10. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 2 years ago

    @1opinion

    None that I can see. Now one difference in action is that those resisting arrest have the opportunity to not resist.

    Dorner was surrounded by officers. He had the opportunity to lay down his arms and comply with legal orders, be taken into custody and then exercise his rights to not talk , have legal reps, and go to trial. All those slain with resisting legal efforts to take them into custody have voluntarily given up those constitutional rights. The operative assumption here is that the 4th amendment has also been complied with.

    An American citizen overseas targeted by a drone has not been given he opportunity to comply with an attempt to bring him into custody and then be tried for a crime. He has just been accused, tried, convicted and executed with no chance to defend himself.

  11. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @NeoconMan

    " we in the GOP shall defend its principles and postulates unto death"

    Huh, for a minute there I thought he said “principles & prostates”. Same thing, really.

  12. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 2 years ago

    @1opinion

    Ok “with a group” meaning in a home with other anonymous people or in a “crew” armed and on some “operation”?

    A lot of times there is “collateral” damage or – in other words – innocent people are killed in order to take out one person. (must be one reason America is SO popular).

    War on a concept is hard to prosecute.

  13. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 2 years ago

    @1opinion

    yes, I do.

    It’s really a grey area don’t you think? IF the crew is engaged in a military operation and targeting US interests or personnel and that citizen is in the crew participating in the attack,THEN that citizen has selected to be an enemy combatant and no longer has rights under the constitution.

    However, if the citizen is “staying” in the residence of a person or persons actively engaged in operations against the US and the US Gov is aware of his presence and has no PROOF or REASONABLE Suspension that the citizen is involved then to target the group at that time would be wrong, IMO.

    I’m sure the military is just fanatical in their efforts to insure that something like that will not happen.

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