February 7th, 2013
02:34 AM ET

Obama to release document on targeted killings to Congress

The Senate Intelligence Committee will receive a classified document Thursday that seeks to justify the administration's policy of targeting Americans overseas via drone attacks, chairwoman Dianne Feinstein said.

The announcement came shortly after an administration official said President Barack Obama had yielded to demands that he turn over to Congress the classified Justice Department legal advice that seeks to justify the policy.

The president, the official said, was turning over the information because he believes the scrutiny and debate is healthy.

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  1. saywhat

    Read Noam Chomsky's article "Why its legal if US does it".

    February 7, 2013 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  2. Hamsta

    There was outrage when Bush was wiretapping and waterboarding, where is the outrage now that Obama has the power to kill someone just because he doesn't like them? Left wing hypocrites.

    February 8, 2013 at 3:26 am | Report abuse |
  3. ronvan

    AMERICAN!? Give me a break! When you leave OUR country and then publically "preach" to KILL other americans, you have LOST any and all rights to be called an american!

    February 8, 2013 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  4. Scottish Mama

    I think if you are a terrorist American on foreign soil, say you are, say you are going to kill US citizens, you pretty much have made your bed.

    February 13, 2013 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |