A target must be senior al-Qaeda? Baloney. Look up what the leaked memo says about "associated forces." It's wide-open to interpretation.
Holder's "answer" is a dodge, as it only answers about whether the President has the sole authority. Of course he doesn't. The leaked memo gives that authority to a nameless, faceless, "high-level official" - allowing plausible deniability for the President.
Then there's the "imminent threat" rule. Yet another term that's wide-open for abuse. Do you really trust Uncle Sam to NOT push that one beyond the limits of reason? Where are the checks & balances on that?
Chapman, as a fellow Texan & Midlander also living in Chicagoland, I urge you to get a grip. You're smarter than this.