Thursday, February 07, 2013

John Brenan Hearings

Now this is above the pay scale of this amateur blogger, so take it with a pinch of salt.

"No, Mr president. It is not our job to trust you; it is our duty to distrust you."

-- Andrew Sullivan, The Dish

"I really don't understand this sort of hysteria over the idea of killing Americans who have taken up arms against the United States. Thousands of Americans, Southerners, died in Antietam without any due process. When we stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-day, and Americans approached German bunkers, I don't think anybody asked if they were any German-Americans here, I want to read you the Miranda rights. If you take up arms against the United States you were a target because it was an act of war and you forfeited those rights."

-- Krauthammer, Fox News

But still I am perceptive to Ron Fournier of Nation Journal when he says Obama CIA nominee John Brenan ducked the issues. We cannot go by his physical appearance (as President called him the 'sentry' of USA). That is all fine.

At the end of the day, it is all about what Senator King (I-Maine) said:

”Having the executive be the prosecutor, the judge, the jury and executioner all in one is very contrary to the traditions and the laws of this country,”

-- Senator King, Politico


But even after all that, I do not want Mr. Saeed and 11/26 tragedies happening on American soil again. We have had enough of those in 9/11. If this means trust Obama Administration, we will hold our nose and back the President. It is up to the President and his sensibilities to make it moral, fitting in our constitution and make it such that it answers as much as possible objections of likes of Andrew.

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