Lindsey Graham stood up in strong support for Obama's murderous drone program. He called drone killing one of the "highlights" of the administration's first term. "Every member of Congress needs to get on board," the Republican senator complained. "It's not fair to the president to let him, leave him out there alone quite frankly. He's getting hit from libertarians and the left." Libertarians have been staunch in their opposition to drones. This is because of their consistent and principled opposition to absolute government power. The left, however, has not been consistent in opposing Obama on anything.
Graham thinks Obama should be left alone on this issue because he is simply going after terrorists. "I think the middle of America understands why you would want a drone program to go after a person like Anwar al-Awlaki." Graham believes it is up to the president to do whatever he wants with "enemy combatants" during "wartime," regardless of what the law says. "The process of being targeted I think is legal, quite frankly laborious and should reside in the commander in chief to determine who an enemy combatant is and what kind of force to use," he said. Apparently due process is too time consuming in a time of war.
This is the current Republican "opposition" to Obama's automation of murder: support the program, trust your president and stop worrying about the rights of "terrorists." Americans need to oppose Obama's drone program and the next Democrat or Republican president's likely continuation of the drone program.
Graham will offer a resolution next week to praise President Obama for the drones and the killing of an American citizen.