Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Washington D.C. (December 4, 2012) – Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today urged fellow lawmakers to support, H. Res. 819, a Resolution of Inquiry that would compel the Administration to release to Congress documents which form the legal basis for the targeted assassination of American citizens abroad. Those documents would include memos from the White House’s Office of Legal Counsel.
I realize Dennis is something of a nut. But why shouldn't the legal basis for the Administration's action be public? Maybe this is a good policy -- I'm not sure. But how is a secret justification for a secret policy remotely consistent with the rule of law? Does the concept of a "secret justification" even make sense? --TS