Monday, February 8, 2010


A Washington Post article reports that U.S. President Barack Obama has embraced the policy of authorizing the killing of U.S. citizens involved in terrorist activities overseas.

Chip Pitts, president of the Bill of Rights Defence Committee, has revealed: "...the Obama administration's even greater reliance on targeted extra-judicial killing - including of U.S. citizens - is a tragic legal, moral, and practical mistake."

"Even for those who accept the legitimacy of the death penalty, this further undermines the rule of law that is our best weapon in the fight against true terrorists, while completely subverting due process and constitutional rights of U.S. citizens," he said.

Ben Wizner, staff attorney with the ACLU National Security Project, said, "It is alarming to hear that the Obama administration is asserting that the President can authorize the assassination of Americans abroad, even if they are far from any battlefield and may have never taken up arms against the U।S., but have only been deemed to constitute an unspecified 'threat.'"

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