Unreal: WH justifies drone strikes on citizens, but not waterboarding; Tries to distance itself from Dept. of Justice it runs

Wait, what? A recently discovered confidential Department of Justice memo revealed that the Obama administration has a pretty lenient policy on when drone strikes can be launched.

The government does not need evidence that a specific attack is imminent, the newly disclosed Justice Department white paper says, only that the targeted suspect is involved in ongoing plotting against the United States.

β€œThe threat posed by al-Qaida and its associated forces demands a broader concept of imminence in judging when a person continually planning terror attacks presents an imminent threat,” the document says.

https://twitter.com/THEHermanCain/status/298868968859516928

But, hey, out of their hands? There’s more, too. The White House also defended the use of drone strikes to kill citizens, but not the use of waterboarding.

https://twitter.com/Heminator/statuses/298868567347191808

https://twitter.com/Rschrim/status/298880786642399234

https://twitter.com/freddoso/status/298880593519845376

https://twitter.com/KatMcKinley/status/298894803624685569

Citizens also react to the absurdity of the White House trying to distance itself from the Department of Justice that it runs.

https://twitter.com/javelinabomb/status/298880505200398336

https://twitter.com/javelinabomb/status/298881573464444928

https://twitter.com/KirkSpears/status/298881930227769345

https://twitter.com/exjon/status/298879888524455938

https://twitter.com/BrianFaughnan/status/298881364416163840

https://twitter.com/projectmat/status/298880573525606400

https://twitter.com/Crapplefratz/status/298881866126204928

https://twitter.com/pb65/status/298881664069824514

CBS’s Mark Knoller points out a little something else.

https://twitter.com/markknoller/status/298881613180321792

https://twitter.com/markknoller/status/298882125984329728

He’s not kidding:

NBC drone memo

And Twitter user ExJon sums it up.

https://twitter.com/ExJon/status/298880611135942656

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