Judge Andrew Napolitano puts in chilling perspective the recent drone assassinations. I am not sure how I feel about these and the possible need for them as we are in a war of a different sort from former wars. Terrorist acts have been possible forever, but never before with the capabilities that are now available. And drone attacks are as bad as anything I can imagine, so if the situation were reversed, or if they come to be used on civilians in this country, as many police powers would like, what then? Here is the beginning of the Judge’s analysis:
The leader of the government regularly sits down with his senior generals and spies and advisers and reviews a list of the people they want him to authorize their agents to kill. They do this every Tuesday morning when the leader is in town. The leader once condemned any practice even close to this, but now relishes the killing because he has convinced himself that it is a sane and sterile way to keep his country safe and himself in power. The leader, who is running for re-election, even invited his campaign manager to join the group that decides whom to kill.
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What do you think?