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Glenn Greenwald @ggreenwald
@mattyglesias That said, I did study German for a long time & like the upper-case nouns, so maybe that's a subconscious influence
Glenn Greenwald @ggreenwald
@mattyglesias It's for terms I can't get myself to use non-ironically: Terrorism because the first because of its manipulative non-meaning
Matthew Yglesias @mattyglesias
What's the deal with @ggreenwald's promiscuous use of capital letters ("due process to accused Terrorists")? I suspect German infiltration.
Glenn Greenwald @ggreenwald
The Atlantic/Friedersdorf: Where's the outrage over Obama Administration's secret assassination attempts on US citizens? http://is.gd/YR9jli
Glenn Greenwald @ggreenwald
@mattyglesias Assuming it happened the way the US Government currently claims: "But we agree it's legal "
Matthew Yglesias @mattyglesias
But we agree it's legal RT @aigeanta: Journalists @GGreenwald and @MattYglesias Debate the Legality of #US Killing of #OBL
Glenn Greenwald @ggreenwald
Here's the NPR segment I did on bin Laden earlier today: http://is.gd/vxcqOI
Dave Weigel @daveweigel
@jimrl @chrislhayes Wow, people still take Chomsky seriously about any of this? I thought everyone grew out of that after turning 18
Matthew Yglesias @mattyglesias
The "Bush foreign policy" would look quite different if not for that one decision.
Matthew Yglesias @mattyglesias
Difficult to assess Bush/Obama foreign policy continuity since rare events like invading Iraq for no reason loom so large.
Dave Weigel @daveweigel
@chrislhayes "There is much talk of bin Laden’s “confession,” but that is rather like my confession that I won the Boston Marathon."
Glenn Greenwald @ggreenwald
@Only4RM @mattyglesias I'll wait here while you find a quote where I said that
Glenn Greenwald @ggreenwald
@mattyglesias Yes, that's exactly the same point I'm making: Yes, it's the law we made (hence "legal") - but wrong and destructive
Matthew Yglesias @mattyglesias
@ggreenwald Yes, I agree; fighting al-Qaeda as "war" is bad policy. But it's legal.
Glenn Greenwald @ggreenwald
@mattyglesias That the proper way to think about terrorists is as criminals, not warriors - use law enforcement, not war theories to resolve
Matthew Yglesias @mattyglesias
@ggreenwald I'm not sure what you think I've changed my view about.
Matthew Yglesias @mattyglesias
@ggreenwald That's fine. I've just found your commentary on this very confusing.
Glenn Greenwald @ggreenwald
@mattyglesias It's possible to: (a)recognize that the law is X and (b) argue X is invalid and dangerous
Glenn Greenwald @ggreenwald
@mattyglesias Yes, we made it legal w/war claims. I think those war theories are wrong, like you used to: http://is.gd/4pqiGv
Matthew Yglesias @mattyglesias
@ggreenwald Weren't you saying this morning that you don't disagree with the legality of the OBL killing?
Glenn Greenwald @ggreenwald
The kill-OBL theory is that leaders we're at war with are fair targets, which leads to this: http://is.gd/PrMPCo AND http://is.gd/Dt57Ix
Glenn Greenwald @ggreenwald
Even as slowly and clearly as this is explained, I doubt it will sink in for the people who can't process it: http://is.gd/gOF9Kw
Glenn Greenwald @ggreenwald
.@davidsirota Yep: support for Nuremberg principles of trials *even for the most heinous criminals* is now deemed radical & pro-Terrorist
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