Judge Napolitano on Obama’s Drone Strike Policy: ‘This Is the Power Claimed by Kings and Tyrants’

Fox News Insider
2/6/2013

…the Justice Department has “resisted in every forum” attempts to gain access to the legal opinions that the drone policy is based on. He said the government has persuaded judges that releasing the information could threaten national security.

“Suddenly it shows up in an NBC newsroom earlier this week! It could only have come from a governmental source. So they really have made fools of the federal judges who’ve spent hours and days and weeks struggling over the laws involved here,” said Napolitano, who called the document itself “breathtaking and chilling” because of the power it grants the government.

“It says ‘any informed high-level U.S. government official can strip an American of his or her constitutional protections and order the killing of that American if the person is overseas, if it’s difficult to arrest that person,” said Napolitano, explaining that the memo does not clearly define what “imminent danger” to the United States means.

“This is the power claimed by kings and tyrants. This is about as un-American a power as one could imagine,” he said.

The complete article, with video of Judge Napolitano, is at Fox News Insider.

Related: Do You Agree With White House that Drone Strikes are ‘Legal,’ ‘Ethical,’ and ‘Wise’? You Shouldn’t

H/T American Power

Update:   Abdulrahman al-Awlaki and Why You Shouldn’t Stand Next to an Al Qaeda Terrorist

Update 2The Media’s Curious Lack of Outrage at Our Assassin-In-Chief

Also, Congressman: If the president can kill Americans overseas…

A U.S. Congressman, who served as a state prosecuting attorney and an attorney in the Department of Justice (DOJ), asked Tuesday, “If the president can kill Americans suspected of terror overseas, what is to prevent him from killing such Americans on our own soil?”

U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., told Greta Van Susteren of Fox News that under the new rules the Obama administration uses in its attempt to fight terror, the only process of making a determination as to whether or not an American citizen is a terrorist is an opinion issued by an unnamed official within the DOJ.

Gowdy noted that liberals, including Barack Obama, pitched a fit over the use of waterboarding in dealing with terrorists during the Bush administration, threatening to haul U.S. officials before the International Criminal Court in Europe to face charges of war crimes. Yet, he said, although waterboarding suspects is repulsive, killing them is acceptable…

Read the whole thing!

Yes, Barack Obama is a tyrant, just like the Founders warned us against.

Katherine Mangu-Ward Discusses Obama’s Kill List on Kudlow from Reason.com

Update 3Report: Secret US Drone Base in Saudi Arabia Revealed

The media leaked information this week on a secret US drone base in Saudi Arabia. The Saudi regime’s neighbors ought to love this…

Oh, excellent…

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