Where's the outrage?
"Eleven senators wrote to the president on Monday demanding the administration hand over all legal justifications for killing US citizens by drones. They are pressing to see a more detailed 50-page memorandum from the office of legal counsel.
The letter, signed by eight Democrats and three Republicans, hints at confrontation over Brennan's appointment if the administration does not co-operate."
Ooh. A strongly worded letter.
Did you read or listen to the US Government's rational for their operations?
“Were the target of a lethal operation a U.S. citizen who may have rights under the Due Process Clause and the Fourth Amendment, that individual’s citizenship would not immunize him from a lethal operation. Under the traditional due process balancing analysis of Mathews v. Eldridge, we recognize that there is no private interest more weighty than a person’s interest in his life. But that interest must be balanced against the United States’ interest in forestalling the threat of violence and death to other Americans…”The tl;dr here is that Mathews was about a guy whose Social Security Disability benefits were terminated, and he hadn't run out of options for being reinstated, he sued for not being allowed a pre-termination hearing.
It's about property rights on a Social Security Check... so the DOJ is using that case to justify the killing of American citizens?
Your US Government - Justifying the 3/5 of a Man, The Mexican American War, The Trail of Tears, Tuskegee Experiments and on and on...