"When people hear 'American', they think someone who's upstanding... Mr. Awlaki is not an American citizen by where anyone in America would be proud."
it doesn't take a lawyer to know right from wrong
Confronted with the question of whether waterboarding constituted torture, President Obama's nominee for CIA director pleaded ignorance, saying "I'm not a lawyer."
Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein did her best to secure the appointment of "torture czar" John Brennan by distracting from a proper accounting of the candidate's history with good-guy/bad-guy notions of American exceptionalism:
New Yorker editor Amy Davidson poses whether attributions of "proud" and "upstanding" are a legitimate basis for judging fundamental questions of legal rights and due process.
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