Re: [ipjn] Holder: Assassinating Americans 'Legal and Constitutional'
- ----- Original Message -----From: bbaldwin@...To: firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.orgSent: Tuesday, March 06, 2012 4:08 PMSubject: [ipjn] Holder: Assassinating Americans 'Legal and Constitutional'
Insists President's Decision to Assassinate Is 'Due Process'
by Jason Ditz, March 05, 2012
Speaking today at Northwestern University, Attorney General Eric Holder insisted that the president has an absolute right under the context of the “war on terror” to order the assassination of American citizens overseas saying that the nature of a war against a “stateless enemy” meant that assassinations could happen anywhere.
Contrary to the popular misconception that George W. Bush was responsible for the U.S. policy of rendition and torture as a response to the attacks of 9/11, the program actually began before 9/11 during the Clinton Administration. Eric Holder was the Justice Department official that provided the legal justification for the first "extraordinary rendition" and torture of a terrorist suspect. The detainee in question was kidnapped in Croatia and taken to Egypt where he was tortured to death.
Obama's gambit: Holding Egypt for Holder
by Wayne Madsen
February 4, 2011