Secret Killings

Only a fool would have taken Barack Obama for some kind of peacenik, but I had figured his reach for more extensive wartime powers would not have extended as far as McCain's.  I'm less sure of that speculation with each passing day.  The Washington Post reports that "the Obama administration urged a federal judge early Saturday to dismiss a lawsuit over its targeting of a U.S. citizen for killing overseas, saying that the case would reveal state secrets."  Glenn Greenwald summarizes what this means:  "...not only does the President have the right to sentence Americans to death with no due process or charges of any kind, but his decisions as to who will be killed and why he wants them dead are "state secrets," and thus no court may adjudicate their legality."  We'd be fools to trust President Obama, anyone else, or any governmental body with this power.