No drone strikes in US, except in 'extraordinary circumstance' says Eric Holder

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Sameera Ehteram
Washington could conceivably launch lethal combat-drone strikes on Americans on U.S. soil says Attorney General Eric Holder.

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Washington could conceivably launch lethal combat-drone strikes on Americans on U.S. soil says  Attorney General Eric Holder.

The statement came from a letter from Holder to Sen. Rand Paul

He also stated that “as a policy matter, moreover, we reject the use of military force where well-established law enforcement authorities in this country provide the best means for incapacitating a terrorist threat."

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In a statement, Rand Paul said, “The U.S. attorney general’s refusal to rule out the possibility of drone strikes on American citizens and on American soil is more than frightening – it is an affront the Constitutional due process rights of all Americans.” 

He even created a likely scenario where“an Arab-American in Dearborn (Mich.) is walking down the street emailing with a friend in the Mideast and all of a sudden we drop a drone” on him. He said it was “really shocking” that President Barack Obama, a former constitutional law professor, would leave the door open to such a possibility.

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