The “Oversight of Sensitive Military Operations Bill,” sponsored by Rep. Mac Thornberry (R – TX) with 28 co-sponsors, has been introduced in the House of Representatives today.
The bill would require that the administration to notify Congressional defense committees of any planned “kill-capture” operations before launching such missions.
In addition, the bill would require military and intelligence officials to provide a report to the committees outlining “legal and policy considerations” related to the pending assassination.
Though the bill enjoy solid support in the House, it is being loudly opposed by Senate hawks, with Sens. John McCain (R – AZ) and Lindsay Graham (R – SC) arguing that giving Congress legal oversight would “hamstring” the White House’s ability to kill all the people it wants to kill.
5 thoughts on “House Bill: Advanced Notice for Kill/Capture Missions”
So, the President and the Senate both believe its fantastic to just kill, kill, kill based only on the word of some official who's been delegated the power by the President.
The House is upset that it isn't invited to the video showings, and wants notice of what's going on so it can come over and grab some popcorn and watch the blood flow.
Ain't this a wonderful country. Please try voting for someone different next time.
"grab some popcorn and watch the blood flow"
Good post except the ending. For waiting until voting day to bring change is far to late in the game of imperialism, the need being to try getting the corporate rich to fund different politicians.
“to kill all the people it wants to kill”
Of course, for bless their darling hearts our voting majority being the most brutal, imperial and filthy rich the world has ever known, surely their intent is to increase the wars of plunder, first Iran then Venezuela and their terror to end all terrors they figure is the ability of killer drones to kill off the freedom fighter leaders.
For without leaders to rally the people for freedom, there can be no freedom and if their be no God trying to prove the harm in it, drones could be absolute slavery for all people until the end of time.
CORPORATE RICH — ITS AN OPEN AIR PRISON FOR YOU
IF YOU GIVE US ANOTHER BABY BOMBER LIKE OBAMA
I think this will act as a big impediment and will put operations at risk. I'm all about fairness, but I don't see this is a solution to anything
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