Bob Owens

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Obama lawyers: Only we can determine who is the enemy

Written By: Bob - Dec• 01•11

At this moment they are specifically talking about American citizens that join or become resources for al Qaeda. The terrifying thing is that they seem to think they can reserve the right to apply this destruction of basic constitutional rights to any group or individual citizens they deem as terrorists.

The government lawyers — CIA counsel Stephen Preston and Pentagon counsel Jeh Johnson — did not directly address the al-Alwaki case. But they said U.S. citizens don’t have immunity when they’re at war with the United States.

Johnson said only the executive branch, not the courts, are equipped to make decisions about who qualifies as an enemy.

The executive branch is reserving the right to declare anyone a terrorist and imprison them indefinitely without trial.

Did I mention that John *Spit* McCain, of all people, has authored a law that gives the military this power and it has a very good chance of passing as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)? Obama has given lip service to vetoing the bill. His lawyer’s comments suggest otherwise.

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  1. louielouie says:

    from an online USnews article, but ties in with a previous comment made by bob:

    Obama’s Job Approval Drops Below Carter’s
    November 29, 2011 RSS Feed Print

    President Obama’s slow ride down Gallup’s daily presidential job approval index has finally passed below Jimmy Carter, earning Obama the worst job approval rating of any president at this stage of his term in modern political history.

    Since March, Obama’s job approval rating has hovered above Carter’s, considered among the 20th century’s worst presidents, but today Obama’s punctured Carter’s dismal job approval line. On their comparison chart, Gallup put Obama’s job approval rating at 43 percent compared to Carter’s 51 percent.

    do you see that?
    43% approve of the job he’s doing.
    he’s a commie for crying out loud.

  2. harp1034 says:

    A new law is not needed. The gov’t can already do it.