When President Obama decided that he wanted to be able to use
unmanned aerial drones in foreign lands to kill people, including
Americans, he instructed Attorney General Eric Holder to find a way
to make it legal. When later asked about this legal rationale by
reporters for The New York Times, Holder declined to
provide it, arguing that it was a state secret. He dispatched
Department of Justice (DOJ) lawyers to court, where they succeeded
in persuading a federal judge to deny the Times'
application to order the government's legal rationale revealed.
Two weeks after this ruling, the federal appeals court to which
the Times appealed unanimously ordered the DOJ to publicly
reveal its heretofore secret rationale. The Obama administration is
probably right to fear the revelation of this so-called legal way
to kill, writes Andrew Napolitano. We already know that behind
Obama's veil lies a disingenuous president who claims he can
secretly kill fellow Americans. Who knows what else we will