Yes, it may be necessary to order Americans secretly killed
No assasinations. Due process of law must be followed
I will try to explore more specific details. It does seem the focus is primarily on Holder's comments. For example, it was asked of Holder 3 times if an American suspected of terrorist plans was merely sitting at a cafe in USA eating dinner not presenting any imminent threat, could that person be killed then and there by a drone strike. 3 times Holder ducked answering the question. The 4th time, the U.S. AG said it was a question of ediquette.
This could be resolved by clear legal ruling/written opinion that the US Constitution will not allow the government to order an assassination or killing a US citizen on USA UNLESS that citizen poised an imminent danger to the life of others. With that, this would conclude. Why is that a problem?
Last edited by joko104; 03-06-13 at 03:16 PM.
I think Rand also asked Obama if he thought Holder's comments about hypothetical U.S. drone strikes were possible, and the answer he got was along the lines of, "Well, I haven't killed anyone that way yet."