I am really disapointed in this administration in this regard.
But when it comes to Obama's assassination power, this is exactly what his administration has done. It has repeatedly refused to disclose the principal legal memoranda prepared by Obama OLC lawyers that justified his kill list. It is, right now, vigorously resisting lawsuits from the New York Times and the ACLU to obtain that OLC memorandum. In sum, Obama not only claims he has the power to order US citizens killed with no transparency, but that even the documents explaining the legal rationale for this power are to be concealed. He's maintaining secret law on the most extremist power he can assert.
What Would the Godfather Say?
But who is it that Obama has ordered killed that didn't deserve it?
what other leaders of nations have we targeted?
I am really disapointed in this administration in this regard. I know that Romney would have done no better, much less McCain, still, there is no justification that i can see that justifies this policy.
That's also why it's OK to detain the enemy without charges at Guantanamo: captured enemy soldiers can be held as POWs until the end of the war.
Do you realize Gods gift to government, Bush started this in 2004. Now the conservatives are crying in their beer. Where were all you good christian conservative people in 2004?
Saddam was executed by his own people after we caught him. That was not an assassination.
oralloy wrote:That's also why it's OK to detain the enemy without charges at Guantanamo: captured enemy soldiers can be held as POWs until the end of the war.
a war that can never be won, so thats life as a pow.
ok fair point, but thats not what this is really about. it's the lack of transparancy, the lack of due process, and the fact he could just possibly make a mistake.
it's not just political leaders this is about. ANYONE obama see's as affiliated to al-quaeda in any way, whether they are or not, could be a target.
we know there were and are innocent people at guantanamo, they could easily have been on the list.