Let's cut to the chase- Are we as a nation so constituted that one man or a group of men of the same political grouping, may in any case condemn to death and execute a citizen of our nation, a member of our nation entitled to all rights and protections of our nation, SECRETLY, with out any further due process or oversight by the public? ( NB_ NOT "The People", for some Lawyer will claim equivalency of "The Peoples Representatives"-
NEVER. Under any circumstance.
I do, of course have objections to such executions on many level, the killing of children as "Collateral Damage" not the least. But if you argue at such detail, you wind up in a "What color is the sky?" argument where if you say blue, the questioner will point out that it is night and if you say "Black" he will point out the depressive nature of the answer.
The Emily Littela. Strategy
The only real answer necessary to me is that it is never one man or one groups decision- that by making such an arbitrary decision in secret, even to save your country , you have dishonored yourself and proved yourself unfit for such power.
Of course, you may easily regain your honor and prove your sincerity by committing Seppuku-
I'm rather an Orientalist at heart.
It's too bad the inauguration is over, I 've just written a great speech for Our President:
As president I swear that I will kill a whole bunch of people in secret and hope that you won't find out about it and when you do find out about it I'll continue to kill under the explanation that my lawyers told me it isn't illegal and you can't make me stop.
I'm doing this in secret and for your protection because I want to be transparent and give you the truth.
The truth is, You can't handle the truth.