Glen Greenwald: Obama argues his assassination program is a “state secret”
There’s another word for that: Tyranny
I don’t trot that word out lightly. But Jesus. (…)
There are no mitigating factors, here. Obama is arguing the executive has the power to execute American citizens without a trial, without even so much as an airing of the charges against them, and that it can do so in complete secrecy, with no oversight from any court, and that the families of the executed have no legal recourse. (…)
If there’s more tyrannical power a president could possibly claim than the power to execute the citizens of his country at his sole discretion, with no oversight, no due process, and no ability for anyone to question the execution even after the fact… I can’t think of it.
So, how’s that Hopey-Changey thing working out?