Hey Woody, I just read where two former top Obama administration officials have added their voices to those calling for some form of judicial oversight over the use of targeted killing. Oh wait, they're not on the same page as the President. Better look away Woodman.
In the New York Times, former Obama acting solicitor general Neal Katyal suggests that a panel of national security staffers could form "a 'national security court' housed within the executive branch itself" that would evaluate targeting decisions, which "would later be given to the Congressional intelligence committees for review." Wow, they aren't advocating the use of "executive orders". Sorry Woodguy.
Know what else Woodrow? Katyal isn't the only Obama official warming to the idea of a targeted killing court. Former Obama defense secretary Robert Gates said during a February 10 interview on CNN (flagged by Jack Goldsmith at Lawfare) that he believes more oversight of the killing of Americans may be warranted. "A panel of three judges or one judge or something that would give the American people confidence that there was, in fact, a compelling case to be—to launch an attack against an American citizen...is something worth giving serious consideration to," Gates told CNN.
Shazam Woody....how does it feel to read that some democrats don't go along with giving the president all that power with no oversight? (He will probably call them "traitors")