Because freedom can't protect itself
Though it doesn't seem to be part of this lawsuit, it follows logically that the Obama Administration owes the American public full legal and moral justifications for this killing program, if that's even possible.
a court ruling that does nothing to curb the cia's use of drones to murder people for the president - sure the president brags about killing now, but in the future we might demand that he lie to us. like they used to do when the president killing people was a conspiracy we knew was true, but didn't like to talk about. or like rand paul's filibuster - it forced president obama to publicly lie that he doesn't believe he has the right to kill us. we americans are like cinderella sitting on pinoccio's face, begging for him to lie to us again. we can't handle the truth. at least by refusing to confirm or deny, the cia was refusing to lie to us about kill lists the president brags about. this forces em to lie again. what a huge victory.
Thank you, ACLU, for going after all administrations who tell the American people that they are entitled to work in secrecy while they kill innocent people. Bush was wrong, Obama is wrong, and we need to hold them both accountable.
It will not change anything though. Obama will still do what he wants.
It is not only what they do today, but what they are setting us up for in the future that is alarming. We are in the Era of Total Information and Absolute Killing Power. In a matter of weeks, a fascist US Govt could identity, locate, track and kill any segment of the population it deemed unwanted; Jews, gays, blacks, Buddhists, Mexicans, atheists, handicapped, anyone. People would just be dropping dead on the street from "heart attack" or "unknown causes". Microwave, laser and other projected energy weapons mounted on drones hovering out of view at 30,000 feet could easily accomplish this. Everyone is a sitting duck.
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