Droning on doesn't suit Paul very well
March 12, 2013By John Watson for newsworks @whyyfirst
John Watson is a long time Wilmington talk show host. He now makes NewsWorks one of the places where he expresses his opinion on various topics.
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To listen to the media reports on Senator Rand Paul’s filibuster, in opposition to John Brennan as head of the
Rand Paul’s ranting stunt is some of the most nonsense I have ever heard from an elected official in Congress or elsewhere. Reports say in answering a letter Paul wrote to Brennan on this, Attorney General Eric Holder answered, in essence, it’s not going to happen.
I'm all in favor of government transparency, up to a point. But we don't need to know the why and how drone attacks kill the enemy and Americans working with them. This puts our
And what about those silly headlines we are seeing like "WHY OBAMA CAVED ON DRONE
In a letter to Senator Paul, answering his concerns, Attorney General Eric Holder said the U.S. has never carried out a drone strike against an American on
Of course, Senator Paul didn’t agree with this, using scare tactics to instill deep fear of the U.S. government, saying we should be concerned about the possibility of the President ordering a drone attack on an innocent American sitting in a dinning room or café anywhere. Rush Limbaugh is quoted in the media as calling him a hero. I say both of them are screwballs that need their heads examined, and should stop trying to misinform Americans what the Constitution says.
Now I don't know about any one reading this piece, but that doesn't sound like President Barrack Obama, or Attorney General Eric Holder, speaking for both of them, caved on anything Senator Paul had to say during and after his filibuster. Paul was criticized by GOP Senator John McCain, especially his Jane Fonda “hell fire” remarks, suggesting a drone attack could have killed her when she protested the Vietnam War. Senator McCain defended her freedom of speech rights to protest the Vietnam War, even though he disagreed with her. McCain said Paul’s rant against extrajudicial drone attacks was "simply silly" and "ridiculous" and a "stretch of the imagination" to "allege or infer that the President of the
Makes sense to me. How about you?