Extension of drone program and executive powers part of Obama's heritage
Journalists Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald claim that the Obama administration has left a "deadly legacy" in its employment of presidential power for targeted killing using drones.
|The two award-winning journalists argue that Democratic president Obama has been able to perpetrate crimes and repressive policies that liberals would never allow a Republican carry out. The Democratic president, they say, has gotten away with crimes and repressive policies that liberals never would have let a Republican carry out, certainly not with the support of many liberals. Scahill said in an interview on Democracy Now: “The most significant aspect of what President Obama has done, regarding drones and regarding the so-called targeted killing program around the world, is that Obama has codified assassination as a central official component of American foreign policy.”|
Virtually anyone who is killed in a U.S. drone strike is labeled an “enemy killed in action,” or EKIA, ...until they are posthumously proven to not have been a militant. It is the polar inversion of the basic principle of the justice system: you are innocent until proven guilty.