When it OK to kill U.S. Citizens Abroad?
The Washington Post asks when is it okay for the U.S. government to kill Americans abroad?
Their answer comes in two parts: one, an endorsement of the administration’s position when
such strikes would be carried out only if the targeted individual presented an imminent threat, the foreign country in question was unable or unwilling to act, and capture was not feasible.
Part two, unstated it would appear, is when a Democrat president has signed off on the order. In that case, such as we now have, the Posters just want the “framework” the Justice Department drafted explaining the criteria. I don’t think they’ll get it.
In the mean time, expect either silence or Bush-did-it-first as an explanation.