Even lawyers experienced in the fields of constitutional and criminal law are arriving at different conclusions regarding the legality of assassinating Americans. And I think there are probably good arguments on both sides. But it is very telling that the Obama administration won’t release the memo showing the legal reasoning behind authorizing this drone attack.
I can’t think of any classified data that would be in the legal memorandum the Justice Department wrote giving their OK to this action. The only reason I can think to withhold this memo is to try to avoid political blowback. But I don’t think the controversy will be dampened by not releasing the memo. Ron Paul has already called for Obama to be impeached over this, which while insignificant in itself I think is a harbinger of things to come. What with our crap economy and Foxie Knoxie just being released I know this drone attack is on the back burner, but I think it has the potential to become a big issue.