What Do You Think About President Obama’s Drone Policy? [POLL]
It’s a big controversy right now in the United States. Should the U.S. government be able to use drones to kill American citizens who are part of terror organizations? The debate started after a memo was leaked about the practice. According to The Hill:
In the document, the Justice Department concludes that a lethal strike against a senior operational leader of al Qaeda — or an affiliated terrorist group — can occur if a three-part test is met: that a high-level American intelligence official has determined the individual poses an imminent threat, that capture is infeasible, and that the strike is conducted according to the laws of war governing use of force.
“This conclusion is reached with recognition of the extraordinary seriousness of a lethal operation by the United States against a U.S. citizen, and also of the extraordinary seriousness of the threat posed by senior operational al Qaeda members and the loss of life that would result were their operations successful,” the memo reads.
The memo does not carry legal weight, although administration officials told the network the document is similar to classified guidance developed by the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel.
What do you think about this? Should the U.S. be able to kill Americans that have joined terror groups and have taken up arms against the U.S.? Let us know what you think in today’s KFYO Poll of the Day.