0044: Obama's Licence To Kill
Via New York Times:
Now let's watch the same people who called President Bush a war criminal for daring to kinetically-shampoo three terrorists taken from the battlefield defend President "James Bond" Obama.
Obama administration lawyers have asserted that it would be lawful to kill a United States citizen if “an informed, high-level official” of the government decided that the target was a ranking figure in Al Qaeda who posed “an imminent threat of violent attack against the United States” and if his capture was not feasible, according to a 16-page document made public on Monday.
The unsigned and undated Justice Department “white paper,” obtained by NBC News, is the most detailed analysis yet to come into public view regarding the Obama legal team’s views about the lawfulness of killing, without a trial, an American citizen who executive branch officials decide is an operational leader of Al Qaeda or one of its allies. . .
- Greg Pollowitz