I have thought for some time that the role model adopted by the US government more and more resembles the Mafia. The Insurance Industry has also followed this extortionate path. And now we hear assertions that any US president may target an American for death, and John Yoo (of torture memo fame) additionally claims that a sitting president is entitled to order massacres at will.
The City on the Hill has become the Mob.
Yoo Called Civilian Slaughter OK
By Jason Leopold ConsortiumNews.com February 20, 2010
Former Justice Department lawyer John Yoo argued that President George W. Bush’s commander-in-chief powers were so sweeping that he could willfully order the massacre of civilians, yet Yoo’s culpability in Bush administration abuses was deemed “poor judgment,” not a violation of “professional standards.”