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Extrajudicial Killing: Official US Policy

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"One of the most dangerous aspects of the white paper is the claim that 'there exists no appropriate judicial forum to evaluate these constitutional considerations' either before or after a killing."

CCR Executive Director Vincent Warren added:

"The parallels to the Bush administration torture memos are chilling. Those were unchecked legal justifications drawn up to justify torture; these are unchecked justifications drawn up to justify extrajudicial killing." 

"President Obama released the Bush torture memos to be transparent; he must release his own legal memos and not just a Cliffs Notes version for public consumption, particularly when scores of civilian lives are at stake." 

"Despite this attempt to appear transparent, the program remains opaque. This will rightly raise many questions for John Brennan."

He was deeply involved in Bush administration rogue policies. He a key architect of Obama's targeted killing program.

CCR filed suit (Al Aulaqi v. Panetta). It demands accountability "in a court of law."

On February 5, a New York Times editorial headlined "To Kill an American," saying:

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