The current person who is president of the United States of America once taught constitutional law at the college level. President Obama once again defended his actions in ordering the murder of “terrorists”by drones because they posed a “threat to America.” According to White House spokesman, Jay Carney, “we conduct those strikes because they are necessary to mitigate ongoing actual threats, to stop plots, to prevent future attacks and, again save American lives. The strikes are legal, they are ethical and they are wise.”
Obviously, the concept of “imminent threat” is inherent in ordering drone strikes. Several words do pose issues: plots, legal, ethical and “threats.” Ordinarily, one prevents evidence if a person or group is charged with posing a threat. President Obama insists such information is classified and thus one must accept his claim that X threat is a threat. Are we to assume that any person who is president should be trusted?