March 8, 2013
The U.S. government already claims the power to assassinate, indefinitely detain or torture anyone in Al Qaeda or “associated forces”:
In the name of “fighting Al Qaeda or associated forces” or those who “support” those bad guys, the U.S. government has authorized:
Assassinating people anywhere in the world without due process or even a legal charge . . .
including U.S. citizens
Torturing people . . .
including Americans living on American soil
Labeling virtually any American as a “terrorist“
Now, the government wants to allow targeting of “associates of associates” of Al Qaeda.
As the Washington Post reported yesterday: