National Freedom of Information Coalition
Protecting Your Right to Open Government

ACLU comment on U.S. admission to killing Americans in targeted killing program

From eNews Park Forest:  WASHINGTON–(ENEWSPF)–May 23 – Attorney General Eric Holder sent a letter to Congress confirming that the government has killed four Americans since 2010 in strikes overseas, and claiming that the government’s actions were justified.

“This letter is evidence that Congress has a crucial oversight role, and that the executive branch is accountable to Congress and the American people. We applaud Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Leahy for his insistence that the veil of secrecy be lifted on the government’s killing program,” said Laura W. Murphy, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Washington Legislative Office.