We are subject to continuous lectures by the Moralist-in-Chief about damn near everything.
But The Moralist-in-Chief's war morals?
[F]ormer Director of the CIA and NSA, General Michael Hayden,
explained that the administration's drone kill list, contrary to the
narrative, was not a masterpiece of judicial and Solomonic judgment by
president Obama but simply the result of a computer program. “We kill
people based on metadata,” Hayden said....
Hayden was not kidding.
Whatever else one may think about warfare, killing thousands of people based on METADATA is wrong. If it's not classified as a war crime, it should be.
...He kills everyone a computer program thinks even might be associated
with terrorism, based on opaque metadata that is not subject to an
independent review based on other evidence...
Terrorists are not "state actors," but so long as we are at formally-declared war with terrorists, the rules of war applying to active combatants should apply here.
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