Obomba

A new white paper has been released by NBC detailing how, why, and when Obama can kill an American overseas:

A confidential Justice Department memo concludes that the U.S. government can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or “an associated force” — even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S.

So much for the presumption of innocence. There’s a philosophical debate that needs to be had here in the U.S. over the clear-conscious nature with which we willfully break U.S. laws and moral values in the pursuit of eradicating terrorism against our country and our allies. Because when a country decides they can fly a drone over a foreign country and kill accused at will… Well things get murky when you do that.

[via Kottke]

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A new white paper has been released by NBC detailing how, why, and when Obama can kill an American overseas: A confidential Justice Department memo concludes that the U.S. government can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or “an associated force” — even if […]