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this filibuster failed in that Holder's answer indicated that the president CAN drone an American citizen in a situation that is considered "combat". Since the whole country is considered part of the battlefield, that is a combat area. Since the president can declare any citizen at any time an enemy of the USA, that now places that person in a combat situation in a battlefield. Thus, that person can be killed by the government (according to the gov't), including by drones. Unfortunately, Rand said he was satisfied with that answer. This will have two bad consequences. First Americans hearing this will erroneously think the government can't and won't kill it's own on our soil. Second, it will actually benefit the President and crew, because it will tend to put the citizens to sleep on this subject. The other beneficiary of this filibuster is Rand, who has increased his political profile mightily.

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