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Sen. Rand Paul declared "victory" Thursday after Attorney General Eric Holder assured him that the president cannot use a drone to kill a non-combatant American on U.S. soil -- an assurance Paul had sought during his 13-hour filibuster the day before.

I have a question for Senator Paul. If the president is notified that an airliner with 200 passengers on board has been hijacked by Muslim extremists who plan to fly it into a packed football stadium then does he have the authority to order that airplane shot down?

13 posted on 03/07/2013 12:41:47 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg

The question in effect becomes — which do you prefer, 200 people dead or 3000 people dead?

Damned if you do and damned if you don’t.

I don’t think the constitution gives you a guide to this.

Something beyond that document has to prevail.


14 posted on 03/07/2013 12:45:35 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: DoodleDawg

I doubt they’d use a drone to bring down a passenger jet. A fighter jet would be more appropriate.

And I’d argue yes, the President does have the authority. If I were President and that situation presented itself, I’d give the order to shoot it down without batting an eye.


15 posted on 03/07/2013 12:47:30 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: DoodleDawg
I have a question for Senator Paul. If the president is notified that an airliner with 200 passengers on board has been hijacked by Muslim extremists who plan to fly it into a packed football stadium then does he have the authority to order that airplane shot down?

You didn't watch any of the filibuster, did you? I watched only three hours of the thirteen, and he addressed that specific scenario *multiple* times.

19 posted on 03/07/2013 12:55:58 PM PST by kevao (.)
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To: DoodleDawg
I have a question for Senator Paul. If the president is notified that an airliner with 200 passengers on board has been hijacked by Muslim extremists who plan to fly it into a packed football stadium then does he have the authority to order that airplane shot down?

My opinion is Hell yes. Even if I was on that Plane. GW made the call on 9/11 after the tower attacks and I thought it was right then I would think it was right if Nero did it.

That is a world appart from Jose in Tupilo that is pissed at Nero and calls him a Muzzie loving Half Breed that should be tried for treason.

21 posted on 03/07/2013 1:00:48 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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