Friday, October 07, 2011
Obama has a secret murder committee
Over at Belchspeak, Pat has a link to a Reuters story outlining a secret committee in the Obama administration that operates loosely under the National Security Council, is answerable to apparently nobody but Obama, and has the power to advise on who Obama could/should murder with a drone strike using a capture-or-kill list of its own creation without advice or consent from anybody.
Though initially I was happy to see Anwar Al Alawki dead from a drone strike, since then I've become a little reticent regarding the realization that Obama ordered the murder of an American national without a shred of due process other than he incited others to be terrorists.
To a libertarian-leaning republican like me, this is chilling to say the least. I realize killing Alawki was wildly popular in a knee-jerk kind of way, but was it consistent with the Constitution?