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Should the President authorize assassinations of U.S. citizens who are not convicted of a crime?
Recent article questions the president over his authorization to kill 16-year-old boy
APPLETON, WIS. - November 28, 2011 – The press has been reporting that President Obama and his administration have created an assassination list, comprised of dozens or more U.S. citizens.
Thomas R. Eddlem’s recent article, “Judge, Jury & Executioner: Should Presidents Have A License To Kill?” describes how President Obama has taken on the roles of President, judge, jury and executioner.
“President Obama had authorized the drone strike that killed the 16-year-old American boy in October. He had also authorized a different drone strike in Yemen that killed the boy’s father, Anwar al-Awlaki, two weeks earlier. Anwar al-Awlaki had attached himself to the al-Qaeda terrorist organization.”
Both of these men where native born and American citizens and had never been formally charged with a crime, so why would President Obama order these men to be killed?
“Recently, the Obama administration admitted that, even if men selected for the president’s military tribunal trials are declared ‘not guilty’ by the military commissions, they would never be set free from prison.”
Should the president have a license to kill, even when it means killing children or have this much power at all?
Please contact Hannah Brems to schedule an interview with Eddlem to discuss this dangerous precedent.
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