'This Week' Transcript: Sen. Rand Paul

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A rush transcript of "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" airing on Sunday morning, May 26, 2013 on ABC News is below. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

RADDATZ: Good morning, welcome to This Week.

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UNIDENIFIED FEMALE: Why was he killed?

OBAMA: Let me finish, Ma'am.

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RADDATZ: The president's reset in the war on terror.

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OBAMA: This war, like all wars, must end.

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RADDATZ: How will Congress respond? Senator Rand Paul is here. Then?

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ALLEN: I was just interested in putting it behind me.

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RADDATZ: Retired General John Allen speaks out for the first time since being cleared in the Petraeus investigation. Plus, the IRS scandal intensifies.

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LERNER: I will not answer any questions or testify.

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RADDATZ: And?

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AUDIENCE: USA! USA!

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RADDATZ: Immigration reform inches forward. And in our Sunday Spotlight, the creators of the hit show Homeland join us. What will they reveal about Season-3?

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(UNKNOWN): I've spoiled a little bit already.

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ANNOUNCER: From ABC News, This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Now reporting from New York, Martha Raddatz.

RADDATZ: Hello again. George is off today. Great to have you with us. The president declared this week, we're at a crossroads on the war on terror in a speech that both reset his national security policy, and reignited some passionate debates, including on the issue of drone strikes. Our first guest, Republican Senator Rand Paul, has been a key player in that debate since his filibuster thrust the controversy over targeting Americans with drones, back in the spotlight. On Thursday, it sounded as if the president was responding directly to Senator Paul.

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OBAMA: I do not believe it would be constitutional for the government to target and kill any U.S. citizen with a drone, or with a shotgun without due process. Nor should any president deploy armed drones over U.S. soil.

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RADDATZ: Senator Paul is with us now. Senator, thanks for joining us. Did the president address all your concerns about drones?

PAUL: Well I was pleased with his words, and I was pleased with the -- that he did respond to this. However, there still is a question in my mind of what he thinks, due process is? You know, due process to most of us is a court of law, it's a trial by a jury. And right now their process is him looking at some flashcards and a PowerPoint presentation on "Terror Tuesdays" in the White House. For a lot of us, that's not really due process.

RADDATZ: Well one of the things the president did say is there would be rules for the drone strikes. He said targets pose a continuing imminent threat, only near certainty no civilians hurt or killed and not used to punish terrorists. That seems like a change?

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