That means that the president now has the power to label any American he wants right here in the United States as a terrorist and issue the order to his forces: “Take him out, now, with bullets, bombs, or drones.”Does Obama need congressional authority before he assassinates Americans? Nope.[...]The ACLU sued on behalf of al-Awlaki’s father seeking a federal court injunction against the assassination. Barack Obama ordered his Justice Department to seek an immediate dismissal of the suit.His justification? The “state secrets doctrine,” a doctrine found nowhere in the Constitution. Obama is arguing that to permit the suit to continue would mean that people would learn the details of his assassination program and the standards by which Americans and others are targeted for assassination. That would jeopardize national security, says Obama.
Maybe he can get the military to rig him up a car like the DC sniper's, and he can go out, declare anyone he sees to be an enemy combatant, and shoot them himself. This would actually be morally superior to what he's already doing to the world.