The overriding need to wage war

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July 26, 2009 by J. Madson

There’s not much I can add to this. You can read key excerpt from the memo below. I find this phrase particularly disturbing, “the overriding need to wage war”

in 2002, Dick Cheney and David Addington urged that U.S. military troops be used to arrest and detain American citizens, inside the U.S., who were suspected of involvement with Al Qaeda.  That was done pursuant to a previously released DOJ memo(.pdf) authored by John Yoo and Robert Delahunty, addressed to Alberto Gonzales, dated October 23, 2001, and chillingly entitled “Authority for Use of Military Force to Combat Terrorist Activities Within the U.S.”

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h/t Glenn Greenwald

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One thought on “The overriding need to wage war

  1. Joseph says:

    Yeah, that phrase pretty much sums up what we seem to have become as a country. Pretty amazing that it was stated so blatantly, but not surprising.

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