The United State's Attorney General Eric Holder today made a speech to justify the legal framework around targeted killings, including of a US citizen overseas. The full text of his speech is to be found at Opinio Juris who will be publishing analysis quite soon no doubt. The speech is lengthy. Worth reading. I would venture to say, it must be read. A dark day for us all, not just our American friends.
REMARKS AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY BY
ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER
AT NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW CHICAGO
[Added 7 March 2012]
Opinio Juris authors respond to the Holder speech 7 March 2012
- Why Preventive Self-Defense Violates the UN Charter
Posted: 06 Mar 2012 11:34 PM PST | by Kevin Jon Heller
- The Facts Make All the Difference on the Iran War Scenario
Posted: 06 Mar 2012 05:19 PM PST | by Julian Ku
- Holder's Speech
Posted: 06 Mar 2012 01:01 PM PST | by Deborah Pearlstein
Fabius Maximus authors [USA] respond to the Holder speech 7 March 2012
- Our leaders explain that we’re sheep. Our role: to obey. Rebel sheep will be imprisoned or destroyed.
Posted | 7 March 2012 | Fabius Maximus
As for myself, I concur with these authors. It is a good day to watch Sydney Lumet's 1976 film Network. Precient. Also to revisit Richard Flannagan's uncompromising stare into the current state of our conscience in Smug and complacent, young and free | 25 November 2011 | by Richard Flanagan| ABC The Drum Opinion