Was that I thought he would curb the abuse of Executive Power that we saw under Lord W. But as the fiasco over Gitmo’s closings, his backroom appointments of Executive Office positions (see the selection of Ms. Warren), and now this, from the insightful Chris M.:
“Assassin Nation” – Obama’s Right to Kill Americans: “How much evidence should the U.S. government be obliged to show before it kills you? None, according to the Obama administration. And how much evidence of your wrongdoing should the government be obliged to possess before officially targeting you for killing? That’s a secret, according to the president’s team. If judges force the government to answer that question, the terrorists will win. The Obama administration now claims a right to kill American citizens without trial, without notice, and without any chance for the marked men or women to object legally. The Bush administration’s ‘targeted killing’ program has been radically expanded to include Americans far from any war zone. Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair testified earlier this year that the targeting-to-kill decision depends only on ‘whether that American is involved in a group that is trying to attack us.’ As former CIA agent Phil Giraldi noted in this magazine last April, “involved” is one helluva vague standard.”
I was wrong. By the way, read the post from Chris as he explores the complete hypocrisy of the Progressives. Even on issues of killing Americans, I will repeat what I say over and over again, the issue is NOT about stopping the killing of Americans, just as education is not about education, the environment is not about the environment, and so on.