White House: Obama “Kill List” Assembled via Pin the Tail on the Donkey

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WASHINGTON — In a statement released today, the White House revealed the process by which individuals are added to the so-called “Kill List,” a controversial list of suspected terrorists and insurgents who are singled out for extrajudicial assassination—rather than capture and prosecution—because of their perceived threat to national security. The process, which is being variously called “ludicrous” and “genius,” bears a striking…

Obama Nominates War on Terror as CIA Director

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WASHINGTON — Despite attempts during his first term to disassociate himself from the Bush administration’s counterterrorist philosophies, President Obama has nominated the War on Terror as the next Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The decision came as a surprise, as the Obama administration has carefully removed the name “War on Terror” from its lexicon. However, the nominee’s strong endorsement of targeted…