Holder: U.S. Can Lawfully Target American Citizens
Here are some photos from my shoot yesterday of US Attorney General Eric Holder at Northwestern Law School.
Peter Finn and Sari Horwitz
The US government has the right to order the killing of American citizens overseas if they are senior al-Qaeda leaders who pose an imminent terrorist threat and cannot reasonably be captured, Attorney-General Eric Holder said.
”Any decision to use lethal force against a United States citizen – even one intent on murdering Americans and who has become an operational leader of al-Qaeda in a foreign land – is among the gravest that government leaders can face,” Mr Holder said in a speech at Northwestern University’s law school in Chicago.
”The American people can be – and deserve to be – assured that actions taken in their defence are consistent with their values and their laws.”
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