http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/01/w...revives-contentious-constitutional-issue.html The death of this person seems no great loss to society at large, and he may well "deserve" it, but it remains that this kind of targeted killing is an ongoing dismantling of the Constitution by the Bush-Obama contingency. So does the absurdity of an ongoing, "covert" operation in Pakistan that is being conducted by the CIA and has none of the national or international oversight mechanisms usually associated with wars in spite of the fact that there is no concrete way in which it differs from a war except that the government says it is not one. Why is there such a monotony of conversation about this here in the US? There's entirely too much of the Right jeering and high-fiving each other that a terrorist is dead, and too much of a grim Left saying Obama did what had to be done. This is becoming more and more like watching 24 from a couple of seasons ago. What had to be done is upholding the values of the United States of America. This government behavior is fundamentally inconsistent with liberty.