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Assasination

Re: Judge Napolitano's article about killing A-Awlaki. Have you considered the Law of War? As recent legislation has made clear, the US considers itself to be at war with a non-state, international actor. Under the Law of War (which is US Law, since Treaties are considered part of "the supreme law of the land") assasination is permitted, and colateral damage, while it is to be minimized, is recognized as inevitable. The nationality of a combatant does not protect him, to the contrary, a national of a beligerant who takes up arms against that state, commits treason. Mr. Holder's arguement is irrelevant, assasinating Mr. Al-Awlaki is the same as assasinating Mr. bin Laden, not laudable, but legal.
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