May 21, 2014

Obama Channels Cheney on Unlimited War

Eli Lake, The Daily Beast

Fox News

In an extraordinary hearing, Obama administration lawyers claimed that the President can authorize attacks against any terrorists he’d like -- never mind what Congress says.

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TAGGED: War On Terror, Al-Qaeda, Drones, U.S. Foreign Policy, Barack Obama


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