[A new white paper has been released by NBC detailing how, why, and when Obama can kill an American overseas](http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/04/16843014-exclusive-justice-department-memo-reveals-legal-case-for-drone-strikes-on-americans?lite):
>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](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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.
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