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article imageReporter Ben Swann asks Obama about killing teen US citizen

By Victoria N. Alexander     Sep 6, 2012 in Politics
Cincinnati journalist Ben Swann (WXIX Ch 19) asked President Obama about his "kill list," which includes U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism. Without denying it, he replied, "I don't talk about our national security decisions."
According to a 2012 poll, most U.S. citizens want the Afgahistan war to stop. A Supreme Court judge has filed an injunction preventing the Obama administration from using the NDAA, a piece of legislation that allegedly gives the President the right to indefinitely detain, torture and kill U.S. citizens suspected of being associated with "terrorists"--broadly defined. Nevertheless, the President continues to pursue a "tough on terror" campaign, as shown in Swann's interview. According to the New York Times and other sources, President Obama has ordered the assassination of a number of people on the 'kill list,' including two U.S. citizens living in Yemen, Anwar al-Awlaki. His sixteen-year-old son, Abdulrahman, was also killed.
Ben Swann confronted President Obama with questions about the 'kill list' on Tuesday. The interview appeared on Swann's show "Reality Check" on September 4, 2012. Last November during a primary debate, Mitt Romney was asked whether or not he approved of Obama's actions. He replied, "Absolutely."
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