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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Monday, March 11, 2013

Yeah, This Is Good

via Booman

This is a reasonable take on The Drone Wars.  The President is using the powers of the AUMF to kill terrorists with drones.  If you don't like it, repeal the AUMF.  But moral shaming of Obama and those who agree with him is counterproductive and beside the point.

I think his takedown of Greenwald's political libertarianism is spot-on.

Personally, I'd be fine with more transparency of the process to determine who is in Al Qaeda, but if you need to repeal AUMF, do it.

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