July 13th, 2012
(RussiaToday) – Esquire Magazine blasts Obama’s policy of conducting preemptive executions in secret and use of Presidential powers to target and kill individuals.
There’s a new piece in Esquire out this week, looking at the Obama administration’s drone program and targeted killing, and labeling it….the Lethal Presidency.
Tom Junod writes….”You are a historic figure, Mr. President. You are not only the first African-American president; you are the first who has made use of your power to target and kill individuals identified as a threat to the United States throughout your entire term. You are the first president to make the killing of targeted individuals the focus of our military operations, of our intelligence, of our national security strategy, and some argue, of our foreign policy.”
And later, “Your lethality is expansive in both practice and principle; you are fighting terrorism with a policy of preemptive execution, and claiming not just the legal right to do so, but the legal right to do so in secret”.
It’s something that we discuss often on this show. So Alyona talks to the author.