'An Oracle of Tyranny' by Bruce FeinSubmitted by emalvini on Sat, 02/23/2013 - 15:49
'An Oracle of Tyranny' by Bruce Fein
by Bruce Fein
February 22, 2013
Charles Krauthammer’s defense in the Washington Post (Feb. 15, 2013) of President Obama’s limitless power to kill any living thing on the planet in the name of opposing terrorism may carry some charms as a catechism. But — to paraphrase an aspersion cast on the Charge of the Light Brigade — it is not law.
Krauthammer rhetorically asks, “By what right does the president order the killing by drone of enemies abroad?” He answers, “imminent threat under the doctrine of self-defense.”