RUSH: ‚ÄúThe 16-page memo, a copy of which was obtained by NBC News,‚ÄĚ which means the administration gave it to ‚Äėem, ‚Äúprovides new details about the legal reasoning behind one of the Obama administration‚Äôs most secretive and controversial polices: its dramatically increased use of drone strikes against al-Qaida suspects abroad, including those aimed at American citizens.‚ÄĚ
Remember all the grief that George Bush got for warrantless wiretaps on phone calls? Do you remember that? I remember when Bush was president, the American left was literally having conniption fits.
Does that mean Nixon coulda killed Bill Ayers? It does mean that. Bill Ayers or the Weathermen. He had an active plot against the US, bombed the Pentagon. If Nixon had assumed the kind of power that Obama‚Äôs assuming, he could have sent a commando team out to wipe out Bill Ayers. You can‚Äôt kill rogue leaders. No, you cannot. By law, we cannot assassinate foreign leaders. We can now kill Americans, as long as we say they are related to Al-Qaeda somehow. And that link isn‚Äôt too tough. Al-Qaeda hates America. All you have to do is hate America and it could be said that you are an associated force