Quote of the Day #2: Obama’s Hit List

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From Glenn Greenwald, upon hearing that even a guy who makes David Addington look dovish is having second thoughts about President Obama’s unilateral declaration of authority in the war on terror:

Having debated him before, I genuinely didn’t think it was possible for any President to concoct an assertion of executive power and secrecy that would be excessive and alarming to David Rivkin, but Barack Obama managed to do that, too.

The subject is the administration’s claim that it not only has the power to assassinate American citizens without due process, but that its list of targets is a state secret unreviewable by any court. More here.

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