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Thursday, August 12, 2010

"Extra-legal"

Marc Ambinder at the Atlantic posted about White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs's reflections on his "inartful" comments. I commented:


novel and potentially extra-legal counter-terrorism campaigns overseas
"Extra-legal" is the wrong, mealy-mouthed word, dude. Illegal is the word you're looking for. As in "crime".
has fleshed out assertions of executive power by the previous administration
As in "war crime". As in "unconstitutional".

Maybe the "professional liberals" are mad because they're tough on crime, unlike those of you who are happy to trade away one eternal liberty after another for successive temporary securities. Maybe we're values voters who thought we were voting our values -- *serious* values, freedoms that are actually worth fighting for -- and aren't seeing them displayed.

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