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Obamas license to kill by drone
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If you really want Washington’s chattering classes to pay attention to something, an old saying goes, leak it to the media. Whoever leaked the Justice Department’s 16-page confidential “white paper” memo on the use of armed drones to NBC News sparked a long-overdue debate about something that makes both political sides feel uneasy: targeted killings by drone -- especially when the targets are American citizens. Drones aren’t the problem.