March 7, 2012
"Leon Panetta recently confirmed, the President makes the ultimate decision as to whether the American will be killed: ""[The] President of the United States obviously reviews these cases, reviews the legal justification, and in the end says, go or no go."
So that is the "process" which Eric Holder yesterday argued constitutes "due process" as required by the Fifth Amendment before the government can deprive of someone of their life: the President and his underlings are your accuser, your judge, your jury and your executioner all wrapped up in one, acting in total secrecy and without your even knowing that he's accused you and sentenced you to death, and you have no opportunity even to know about, let alone confront and address, his accusations; is that not enough due process for you? -- Attorney General Holder defends execution without charges - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com
Posted by gerardvanderleun at March 7, 2012 9:39 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.
So, this is an attempt to out-Stalin Stalin?
Posted by: BillT at March 8, 2012 2:27 AM
Well, he is going to need to the practice, so he has to start somewhere.
Posted by: checkers at March 8, 2012 5:29 AM
I saw the Greenwald piece, he's very good on civil liberties.
I had this request:
"Let’s take a positive approach.
Please list all the things that we positively know then Government can’t do to you."
Answer came there none. There is no aspect of your life, including the ending of it, which is not now the purview of the State.
Posted by: Bill Jones at March 8, 2012 6:47 AM
Sure, this'll only target terrorists. Terrorists like Al Qaeda and those bastard Tea Partiers.
Sweet Jesus, I can't believe it has really come to this. I should, but my cynicism just can't keep up.
Posted by: Julie at March 8, 2012 7:47 AM
Great post. I am still a conservative and rieman a huge fan of President Bush. I know he's not perfect, but I agree with him 90% of the time, and that's good enough for me. Reagan wasn't perfect either. He appointed Sandra Day O'Connor to the SCOTUS, for example. Let's not allow the perfect to be the enemy of the good. President Bush has been a fantastic leader and he takes the threat of terrorism seriously. The Democrats think the war on terror is a big joke.
Posted by: Karnida at July 13, 2012 1:03 PM