Legitimacy

“We needed a court order to eavesdrop on him, but we didn’t need a court order to kill him. Isn’t that something?”

–Michael Hayden, former Air Force general and CIA Director under Bush, on the assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki. Hayden added that “there isn’t a government on the planet that agrees with our legal rationale for [drone bombings], except for Afghanistan and maybe Israel.”

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