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Obama Administration Memo Outlines Justification for Assassination of U.S. Citizens

justpaul Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 1:07 PM
Well I just can't wait for the liberal media and their "legal experts" to jump all over the administration for this. Surely if Alberto Gonzalez could be crucified for writing a memo arguing that enhanced interrogation techniques were legal, Eric Holder and his entire crew should be drawn and quartered for arguing, after the fact, that extrajudicial murder of American citizens without allowing them recourse to the courts is. I await the condemnations from Chris Matthews and others with baited breath. When the president has the power to order citizens killed simply because he says that they are terrorists, we have no rights at all.
A leaked memo from the Department of Justice lays out the explicit justifications that the Obama Administration believes authorizes the targeted assassination of American citizens on foreign soil.

NBC News obtained and reported on the memo last night, which explains that drone strikes that have been conducted in the past that have killed American citizens are legitimate and legal operations.

[A]n “informed, high-level” official of the U.S. government may determine that the targeted American has been “recently” involved in “activities” posing a threat of a violent attack and “there is no evidence suggesting that...