“This suit is an effort to enforce the Constitution’s most fundamental guarantee, the guarantee of due process,” said Jamil Jaffer, Deputy Legal Director of the ACLU on a conference call with reporters. “Ten years ago extrajudicial killing by the United States was exceptional. Now it’s routine.”
…”What they would be saying is, that they have the authority not just to kill American citizens who are deemed to be enemies of the state, and not just that they have the authority to kill citizens without explaining why they’ve done it, but even that they have the authority to kill citizens without even acknowledging their role in it,” Jaffer said. “If the previous adminstration had proposed a policy of that kind, it’s inconceivable that we would have accepted it.”
As for there being any debate left within the Obama administration over whether the US Constitution and Bill of Rights apply to non-citizens under any circumstances…*crickets*.