Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The White House 'Kill List' -- A News Roundup

In the Oval Office: President Obama is pictured with Thomas E. Donilon, left, the national security adviser, and John O. Brennan, his top counterterrorism adviser in this March 2011 photo

Obama's 'Kill List' Revealed: How President Uses Al Qaeda 'Baseball Cards' To Decide Who Will Live And Who Will Die -- Daily Mail

Barack Obama has insisted on personally approving a 'kill list' of Al Qaeda terrorists who should be hunted down and executed, according to reports.

The U.S. president requests that his advisers draw up 'baseball cards' with pictures and biographies that he pores over to see who should live and who should die.

As part of the bizarre ‘nomination’ process he then retires for personal reflection to work out whether or not to order a drone strike to take them out.

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More News On The White House "Kill List"

Barack Obama personally oversees al-Qaeda 'kill list' -- The Telegraph
NY Times: Obama Controls Secret al-Qaida ‘Kill List’ -- Voice of America
Obama's ‘secret kill list' shows president is final word on terrorist killing missions -- Yahoo News/ABC
Obama Adminstration Limits Civilian Deaths From Drone Strikes by Labeling Everyone a Terrorist -- New York Magazine
'Drones-Only Approach' -- How Obama Chooses Whom To Kill -- International Business Times
Barack Obama oversees al-Qaeda terrorist ‘kill list:’ report -- National Post
Obama's counterterrorism strategy: New York Times buries the lead -- Global Post
President Obama’s Difficult, Deadly Decisions on Counter-Terrorism in Spotlight -- Jake Tapper, ABC News
Under Obama, Men Killed by Drones Are Presumed to Be Terrorists -- Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic
President Obama’s Kill List -- Andrew Rosenthal, New York Magazine
Drones: How Obama Learned to Kill -- Daniel Klaidman, The Daily Beast

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