Does President Obama think that he has the power to kill American
citizens on U.S. soil? If he accuses a guy in the Arizona desert or
rural Montana of being an Al Qaeda terrorist, is it ever kosher to send a
drone over to blow him up, as was done to Anwar al-Awlaki, an American
citizen killed in Yemen? Or is it never okay to drone strike an American citizen to death here in the United States?
It's an easy question.
Answering it wouldn't jeopardize national security in any way.
So why do Obama Administration officials keep dodging it?