Shouldn't killing Americans with drones be subject to review or scrutiny outside of the executive cabinet?
It seems what this is saying is that a president, or “administration officials” (a euphemism for the President’s appointed cronies) can order the killing of Americans and nobody has to know about it, nor should they.
But at the very least, there should be judicial review, and congressional review would be even better.
FYI, my question is not directed at any particular President. The current one is more power hungry than most, but he won’t be there forever. And I have already done my small part to rid the world of al Qaida operators, so it is not as if I am squeamish about killing bad guys. It is the principle I am talking about.