Never mind that the countries the U.S. is "protecting" are tired of the American protection racket. What's important, according to the president in his May 23, 2013 speech is to keep in mind that crimes against humanity justify other crimes against humanity, although he put it somewhat more obliquely:
"Remember that the terrorists we are after target civilians, and the death toll from their acts of terrorism against Muslims dwarfs any estimate of civilian casualties from drone strikes. So doing nothing is not an option."
How is that any different from the Hellfire missile victim who says: "If God gives me the chance of getting to Obama, I will. He is not only the killer of my son and brother, but he is the killer of many Muslims. The punishment or killing is to be killed. I would kill [Obama]."
Or are we facing another, grimmer parallel from Macbeth as he approaches the endgame and observes:
"All causes shall give way. I am in blood
"Stepped in so far that, should I wade no more,
"Returning were as tedious as go o'er."