Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has come out swinging following the recent revelations about President Obama‘s drone program, particularly highlighting the lack of judicial review and questions over geographical limits. Responding to senator on Fox News Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) readily dismissed the idea of judicial oversight.
Pointing to some Senate Republicans’ holding up John Brennan’s nomination to become CIA director, Chris Wallace specifically cited Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) who also questioned whether Obama would use drones against Americans on American soil as well. Wallace asked, “Is Sen. Paul wrong?”
“I think the worst thing in the world is to have the courts decide who to target in the war on terror,” Graham replied. “Courts are not military commanders.” By law, he added, the commander-in-chief has that right.
“We do need drones to patrol our borders, but I don’t think you need a drone to attack an Al Qaeda operative inside the United States,” Graham asserted. “I very much believe we’re at war — and any American citizen who aids Al Qaeda should be treated as an enemy combatant not a common criminal.”
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