Reason Magazine
Facing the possibility that President Obama might not win a second term, his administration accelerated work in the weeks before the election to develop explicit rules for the targeted killing of terrorists by unmanned drones, so that a new president would inherit clear standards and procedures, according to two administration officials.
A reminder to most Democrats who spent 2002-08 telling us that abuse of executive power was at or near the top of the nation’s most urgent moral concerns: You just didn’t mean it. 
Facing the possibility that President Obama might not win a second term, his administration accelerated work in the weeks before the election to develop explicit rules for the targeted killing of terrorists by unmanned drones, so that a new president would inherit clear standards and procedures, according to two administration officials.


A reminder to most Democrats who spent 2002-08 telling us that abuse of executive power was at or near the top of the nation’s most urgent moral concerns: You just didn’t mean it. 

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