February 11, 2013
Obama Risks Being the 'Drone President'
James Zogby, The National
Some have compared the Obama administration's approach to drone kills to the way the Bush crowd attempted to justify its use of torture. Both initially shrouded policies with secrecy. Both commissioned legal opinions to validate their behaviours. Both used language to obfuscate; torture became "enhanced interrogation", while assassinations have become "targeted killings"; and both maintained the inherent right of the executive branch to operate without oversight.
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