Will the author of the Obama administration white paper on killing U.S. citizens please report for his war crimes trial right away?
If he served in the George W. Bush administration, someone would already be agitating for his extraordinary rendition to The Hague. The white paper outlines why the Obama administration believes that it can kill U.S. citizens without due process if they are senior members of Al Qaeda or an affiliate. This is not a merely theoretical legal question, as Anwar al-Awlaki found out from the business end of a Hellfire missile a few years ago in Yemen.
Again, you can kill them, just don’t pour water on their faces.