There is new reaction to the White House after the Justice Department released a memo saying the government can kill United States citizens overseas if it believes they are terror suspects and even if they’re not involved in an active plot against the U.S.
A bipartisan group of senators is calling on President Obama to release all memos related to this policy. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said, “[President Obama] takes his responsibility in conducting the war against Al Qaeda as authorized by Congress in a way that is fully consistent with our Constitution and all the applicable laws.”
Judge Andrew Napolitano reacted on America Live today, saying, “This one is carrying things to an extreme that most Americans won’t recognize.”
He explained that a “fair interpretation” of this 16-page DOJ document and Jay Carney’s interpretation of the memo is that the president or a “high ranking U.S. government official” can kill anyone no matter what the laws say.Details