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Drone strikes: Obama is acting like Bush, with Eric Holder as his Dick Cheney

3:00 PM EDT, March 13, 2012

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Thank you for enunciating my thoughts exactly in your editorial "Death by drone" (March 9).

I would think a vast majority of the people voted for Barack Obama as a repudiation of the disastrous Bush-Cheney administration. But President Obama, like his predecessor, is trying to usurp power I would argue rests with the legislative branch. I would never have guessed that Attorney General Eric Holder would make some convoluted but lame excuse for denying U.S. citizens due process. Mr. Holder at his press conference gave a great impersonation of Dick Cheney.

Mr. Holder's argument was to trust us. We know better. Assassinations are necessary because we said so.

This is so dangerous. As Human Rights Watch pointed out, U.S. drones have killed at least 175 Pakistani children. I refuse to accept them as collateral damage. Drones are illegal and should be banned. I want an attorney general who makes this argument against the wishes of his president and for we the people.

Max Obuszewski, Baltimore