U.S. Decision to Approve Killing of Cleric Causes Unease - and therein the article is Obama's sweet lack of constitutional strength surely revealed.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s decision to authorize the killing by the Central Intelligence Agency of a terrorism suspect who is an American citizen has set off a debate over the legal and political limits of drone missile strikes, a mainstay of the campaign against terrorism. [...]
And that's problem. Missile strikes? Missile strikes is the problem? How about the assassination of an American Citizen. Is that not even talked about? I am talking about the United States Constitution and how it applies to even a scum of the earth "cleric" that we want to take alive...and now dead.
[...] The notion that the government can, in effect, execute one of its own citizens far from a combat zone, with no judicial process and based on secret intelligence, makes some legal authorities deeply uneasy.
To eavesdrop on the terrorism suspect who was added to the target list, the American-born radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who is hiding in Yemen, intelligence agencies would have to get a court warrant. But designating him for death, as C.I.A. officials did early this year with the National Security Council’s approval, required no judicial review. [...]
So the NSA decided all this. Good job on that Constitutional Oath they all took for office. Miranda? We don't need no stinkin' Miranda! To hell with the United States Constitution! Screw it! I suppose now we can March on DC simply by declaring The Word, right?
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