Eric Holder: Drone strikes against Americans on U.S. soil are legal

Washington Examiner | March 5, 2013

By Joel Gehrke

Attorney General Eric Holder can imagine a scenario in which it would be constitutional to carry out a drone strike against and American on American soil, he wrote in a letter to Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.

“It is possible, I suppose, to imagine an extraordinary circumstance in which it would be necessary and appropriate under the Constitution and applicable laws of the United States for the President to authorize the military to use lethal force within the territory of the United States,” Holder replied in a letter yesterday to Paul’s question about whether Obama “has the power to authorize lethal force, such as a drone strike, against a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil, and without trial.”

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1 Comment on "Eric Holder: Drone strikes against Americans on U.S. soil are legal"

  1. They expecting an “unusual circumstance” to arise? From the rhetoric flying around on the heavily controlled media it appears that something may arise, and soon, don’t you think?

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