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The Legal and Ethical Case Against Obama's Drone Program
Former CIA legal adviser Vicki Divoll and Vincent Warren of the Center for Constitutional Rights share with Bill their ethical and judicial concerns over U.S. drone attacks.
Vicki Divoll, a former general counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and former deputy legal adviser to the C.I.A.’s Counterterrorism Center, and Vincent Warren, Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, talk to Bill Moyers about legal, ethical, and judicial issues involved in U.S. unmanned drone attacks and whom they target. Warren and Divoll express their concern over U.S. citizens placed on the “hit list,” as well as an alarming lack of policy disclosure by the government.
“There’s plenty of evidence that lots of people are suspected of doing lots of things,” Divoll tells Bill. “That doesn’t mean we [should] shoot them from the sky. Warren notes, “There’s no judicial oversight for how they determine who they’re going to kill and who they don’t want to kill.”
Watch the whole conversation this weekend on Moyers & Company.