Comment: I want to know why it is OK to drop a hellfire missile on

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I want to know why it is OK to drop a hellfire missile on

an American if the person is an imminent threat. Rand Paul said today that the Times Square Bomber was an imminent threat. What about all the innocent bystanders in Times Square when a Hellfire Missile is dropped?

Since when do we drop bombs on Americans? Why is it OK for a drone to drop a hellfire missile but we have never discussed a plane dropping a hellfire missile on an American on American soil?

I am not trying to rain on Rand's parade, but I am not understanding how this is a victory. It seems to me that we have defined dropping hellfire missiles on Boston cafes...as long as a person who is an imminent threat is present. We are not talking snipers with precision bullets...but missiles with a big footprint.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeyU0FSTaIU

How much collateral damage is allowed with the "Imminent Threat rule?"

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