Jon Stewart slams Obama drone strike policy (updated)Submitted by fonzdrew on Thu, 02/07/2013 - 03:41
On Wednesday night's 'The Daily Show,' host Jon Stewart slammed President Obama over a classified memo that provides legal justification for the use of drone strikes against suspected terrorists, including Americans (video below).
According to Mediaite.com, a white paper, that the memo was based, on was reported on by NBC News. The document said that high-ranking United States could order a drone strike on leaders affiliated with al Qaeda and associated terror groups who were an “imminent threat.”
“So ‘imminent threat,’ in other words, imminent or not imminent,” said Stewart. “Broadly speaking, imminent in the geological sense. So, wait, we can kill an American who is in al Qaeda or al Qaeda-adjacent if they pose an imminent danger, and by ‘imminent’ we mean eventual?”
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