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Thursday, July 01, 2010

misunderestimation of threat

Greenwald quotes a very odd statement the assimilated Company head has made concerning his right to assassinate citizens without due process- hell, without any process.

"If someone like Anwar al-Awlaki is responsible" for part of a plot "to kill more than 300 people over the city of Detroit," [director of the National Counterterrorism Center Michael] Leiter said, "I think it would be wholly irresponsible for citizens like me, Leon Panetta, Defense Secretary (Robert) Gates, and ultimately the president, not to at least think about and potentially direct all the elements of national power to try to defend the American people" . . .

But you know, it's okay to strip tens of thousands of Detroit citizens of their jobs, and 10% of the homeowners of Detroit of their homes, and their retirement. That's just the Free Market breaks, isn't it Leon?

Mr. Panetta, believe me, the people of Detroit are their own best defense from terrorists.

Especially, you know, the home grown ones in power suits waering wingtips and riding in black limousines.

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