Are there any limits on Obama’s license to kill?

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May 17, 2011
The Christian Science Monitor
by James Bovard  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"How much evidence should the US government be obliged to show before it kills an American citizen? None, according to the Obama administration. And how much evidence should the government be obliged to possess of an American’s wrongdoing before officially targeting them for killing? That’s a secret, according to the Obama team. As part of its war against violent extremism, the Obama administration now claims a right to kill Americans without a trial, without notice, and without any chance for targets to legally object. On May 6, the US government launched a drone attack to try to kill a US citizen in Yemen." [editor's note: Yep, follow up the dubious Osama incident with this, and we damn well should be asking this question - SAT] (05/17/11)  

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