Unreal: WH justifies drone strikes on citizens, but not waterboarding; Tries to distance itself from Dept. of Justice it runs

Wait, what? A recently discovered confidential Department of Justice memo revealed that the Obama administration has a pretty lenient policy on when drone strikes can be launched.

The government does not need evidence that a specific attack is imminent, the newly disclosed Justice Department white paper says, only that the targeted suspect is involved in ongoing plotting against the United States.

“The threat posed by al-Qaida and its associated forces demands a broader concept of imminence in judging when a person continually planning terror attacks presents an imminent threat,” the document says.

https://twitter.com/THEHermanCain/status/298868968859516928

But, hey, out of their hands? There’s more, too. The White House also defended the use of drone strikes to kill citizens, but not the use of waterboarding.

https://twitter.com/Heminator/statuses/298868567347191808

https://twitter.com/Rschrim/status/298880786642399234

https://twitter.com/freddoso/status/298880593519845376

https://twitter.com/KatMcKinley/status/298894803624685569

Citizens also react to the absurdity of the White House trying to distance itself from the Department of Justice that it runs.

https://twitter.com/javelinabomb/status/298880505200398336

https://twitter.com/javelinabomb/status/298881573464444928

https://twitter.com/KirkSpears/status/298881930227769345

https://twitter.com/exjon/status/298879888524455938

https://twitter.com/BrianFaughnan/status/298881364416163840

https://twitter.com/projectmat/status/298880573525606400

https://twitter.com/Crapplefratz/status/298881866126204928

https://twitter.com/pb65/status/298881664069824514

CBS’s Mark Knoller points out a little something else.

https://twitter.com/markknoller/status/298881613180321792

https://twitter.com/markknoller/status/298882125984329728

He’s not kidding:

NBC drone memo

And Twitter user ExJon sums it up.

https://twitter.com/ExJon/status/298880611135942656


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