Rand on Drone War: Obama's 'Due Process Is Him Looking at Some Flash Cards'
On ABC’s This Week on Sunday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) launched into President Obama’s drone war abroad. While Paul acknowledged that he was pleased the president had finally recognized limitations on his power to use drones against American citizens, he said he was still unclear on what Obama thought those limitations were.
“There’s still a question in my mind of what he thinks due process is,” said Paul. “Due process, to most of us, is a court of law. It is a trial by jury, and, right now, their process is him looking at some flash cards and a PowerPoint presentation on ‘Terror Tuesdays’ in the White House. For a lot of us, that’s not really due process.”
Obama will supposedly be turning over control of the drone war to the Defense Department from the CIA. Paul filibustered CIA director John Brennan’s nomination over Obama’s unclear policy of drone usage in March.
Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).