President Barack Obama has nominated John Brennan for the post of head of our CIA. Mr. Brennan has played a key role in use of drone planes and thus has aroused concern among many members of Congress. Ironically, this is one topic which has brought together Conservatives and Liberals, those who support Obama and those who hate Obama, and particularly those who believe the United States of America represents democratic and moral values. Obama, former teacher of Constitutional law, has wrapped his brain around the idea that a president has the constitutional right to kill anyone, anywhere-provided that he has reflected on the murder and concluded killing this person is OK.
Regardless of paper work presented by the president in the end, authorizing murder in a far off land rests in the hands of the president of the United States. There is overwhelming evidence that while hundreds of bad guys have been killed so have hundreds of innocent humans.
President Obama has opened the proverbial Pandora’s Box. Does American society wish A president to possess the power of life and death? If today, OK Over There, is tomorrow, OK, Over Here??