Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Informed High Level Officials
me: "The Obama administration has crafted a legal argument for the targeted killing of a U.S. citizen if an "informed, high-level official" decides he is a ranking member of al-Qaeda who poses "an imminent threat of violent attack against the United States,""
him: Oooo, I like this
But I think it doesn't cover the middle ground
me: yeah what if I decide someone is a threat to my cookies?
him: If the "informed, high-level official" only believes them to be "an imminent threat of violent attack against the United States" I think he should have the right to throw a black bag over his head, put him in the back of a van, and move him to an undisclosed location for questioning
We wouldn't want to kill an innocent after all
would he personally have the right or would it have to be done by another non-informed, lower-level person?
Because the more people you tell the less secure you are
him: Well of course he could delegate
me: (oh btw speaking of killing people and not telling them.... check out misfits.... warning mature audiences only)
can he delegate the decision?
him: As a highly informed person he could delegate the whole process to whoever he wanted
me: because if I'm an informed-high-level-cookie I don't want to spend my time making decisions about small fry
Heck, if there seem to be a lot of these people he might even make a department out of it
Of course it would have to be off the books, wouldn't want spies finding out about it
me: also what defines high level?
my shoelaces are really long and lots of people try and take my cookies and I've got a department of little kids to delegate to
me: I'm sure they've thought of all these things already though. It is probably on the post-it that fell off the document that they gave to the guys who leaked the info to the guys who would write about it