Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Moral Challenge of ‘Kill Lists’

by Ray McGovern, May 31, 2012

"In an extraordinary article in Tuesday’s New York Times, “Secret ‘Kill List’ Proves a Test of Obama’s Principles and Will,” authors Jo Becker and Scott Shane throw macabre light on the consigliere-cum-priestly role that counterterrorist adviser John Brennan provides President Barack Obama.

At the outset, Becker and Shane note that, although Obama vowed to “align the fight against al-Qaeda with American values,” he has now ordered the obedient Brennan to prepare a top secret “nominations” list of people whom the president may decide to order killed, without charge or trial, including American citizens...."

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