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5.17.2016

Drones are weapons platform, they are not a policy.  The policy is assassination.

The Congress has never defined the term assassination....my argument is that if you're going to say all of these drone strikes are justified, then how to you reconcile that with one of the documents we published that shows that 9 out of 10 people they are killing in drone strikes, they don't know who they are.....how is that smart policy?

Obama has seven wars going right now.....Obama campaigned on the idea that he was going to stop dumb wars, and the first thing he did was to surge in Afghanistan, expand the role of special operations forces.  We have 250 special operators now on the ground in Iraq and Syria.

Obama has totally done away with the idea that he needs to rely on the authorization for the use of military force which was passed in the immediate aftermath of 9-11...he now is claiming something that is the wet dream of Cheney and Rumsfeld, which is that Article 2 of The Constitution, The Commander in Chief Clause, gives him carte blanche to do all of these things.  It's against the very mission that they say they are trying to achieve, which is to stop terrorism.

Jeremy Scahill on Bill Maher, 5/13/16

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