So they can kill whomever they want but have not even brought to trail the Fort Hood terrorist...
And don't think that this assignation stuff won't be applied to citizens here in the states if and when they want to...
The good Major is in fact still drawing his $85,000 per year salary despite not having performed any of his duties and missing his unit's movements, going now on 4 years.
There is nothing new in any of your last sentence sterling. Between 1861 and 1865 those American citizens in the Southern United States under Union occupation were subject to government sanctioned murder reminiscant of the Phoenix program in Vietnam, along with an ethnic cleansing program called "Transportation" beyond the lines.
The ironic thing is that there was very little "Transportation" provided to the people impacted by this latter program. They were turned out of their homes, often in the middle of Winter when cold weather brought a halt to active military campaigning and thus provided sufficient army man power to enforce this policy. These unhappy people were forced at bayonet point to walk cross country carrying all their possessions on their backs, that is if they were able to salvage anything from the Scallywags and Carpet Buggers who traveled with the Union Army details who were tasked to carry out this policy. Because these citizens were mostly poor women with small children whose sons, husbands and brothers were in the Confederate Army either as volunteers or as draftees, there was little or no help available to them and absolutely no way for them to feed, clothe, or house themselves. No one really knows how many of these women, children, and old men died huddled in the woods under a pine tree or bush against the cold winter rain but it has to be in the tens of thousands.
Their crime? Receiving or sending a letter to a loved one serving in the Confederate Army, or else failure to turn in your husband, son or brother if he came home on leave from the Confiderate Army or even deserted from same.
Remember now, this was besides the 38,000 + people (.3% more or less of the adult men in the North) who were imprisoned without trial or the benefit of a writ of habeas corpus, for speaking out against the war or GASP, who simply remained silent and were thus imprisoned for not giving lip service to the government. Then what about the more than 300 newspaper plants that were seized by the government and shut down for printing things that the government disapproved of.
Since Obama is always compairing himself to Lincoln, I don't see anything new in drones killing American citizens without the benefit of a trial by jury, and neither should you. The precident is long established. http://www.lewrockwell.com/dilorenzo/dilorenzo79.html