Friday, March 08, 2013


He wasn't showboating, as I claimed below.

Ken Hoop brought this article in the Guardian to my attention and it turns out that Sen. Paul IS concerned with our apparently reckless use of drones overseas:
Paul also railed against the Obama administration's use of so-called "signature strikes":
"We don't have to know what your name is, who you are, who you're with. If you're in a line of traffic and we think you're going from talking to bad people to talking to other bad people, we'll kill you …
"The Wall Street Journal says the bulk of the attacks in Pakistan have been signature attacks, meaning: nobody named and nobody specifically identified, and that civilians aren't really counted because anybody, any male between the age of 16 and 50, is a combatant unless otherwise proven.
"But if those are the standards, I think we need to be alarmed."
Senator Paul stressed that his concerns were not partisan in nature. The administration wants us to "just trust them", Paul said, but "it's not really about them … It is about the law."

1 comment:

Ken Hoop said...

A(female/WaPo)panelist on MTP today also seemed to miss this, though perhaps she was saying the foreign droning should have been the main filibuster subject.