By Donald Sensing @ Sense of Events
"I have been following with some interest (though admittedly not closely) Rand Paul's filibuster of the nomination of John Brennan for CIA director. I admit that I support the filibuster and that many more answers are need from the administration about intelligence-related matters before this or any other nomination should proceed.
But on the topic of Attorney General Holder's letter about the circumstances under which the federal government might launch a drone strike against an American citizen inside the United States, a little historical perspective might be useful.
Holder can be justly accused of writing his response a bit stupidly, but in fact the US government has always considered it has the right to kill Americans inside America extra-judicially. Which president most recently claimed this power?....."