Obama’s Drones

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Before the election, Obama told John Stewart of the daily show: “one of the things we’ve got to do is put a legal architecture in place, and we need Congressional help in order to do that, to make sure that not only am I reined in but any president is reined in terms of some of the decisions that we’re making.”

Putting that legal architecture in place could start with House Resolution 819.

Congressman Dennis Kucinich has introduced the Resolution of Inquiry that would compel the Administration to release to Congress documents, which form the legal basis for the targeted assassination of American citizens abroad. Those documents would include memos from the White House’s Office of Legal Counsel.

What version of legal twister could the White House staff come up with to justify the President to be judge, jury and executioner of people- including American Citizens- all over the world?