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So Fox News alert President Obama calling the death of Anwar Al a -- a major blow to Al qaeda's most active operational affiliate and a tribute to our intelligence community.
He of course was the first American to be placed on -- kill or capture list and that has really brought up a lot of legal questions about the story.
-- now by phone -- likely to have former US attorney general John Ashcroft chairman of the Ashcroft group.
He also led the department justice through the months and years after 9/11 and I understand it.
Ashcroft that you just left a lot class at Regis University to speak let that so we appreciate that very much.
-- -- -- -- I think this dude -- like a little break from -- -- All right fair enough fair enough I guess you get all like that when we're in in a lot class list is talk about.
So the legal part of this is this operation legal the death this man.
Yet I've really believe that it did.
Those who have the that we get processed before He.
Signed that order regarding.
These kinds of -- it would be based on evidence presented to him from the intelligence community.
And I would expect that this evidence was not just.
Best statement by -- -- -- but that He was involved operationally.
It not only in writing but in carrying out terrorist the fact we do know of the link between them.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Thirteen and wounded -- thirty individuals there are.
Other understood connection between this individual just recently killed between the underwear bomber it -- about.
And other incidents like that though the president as.
Well over a year ago what -- -- of sufficient evidence.
Presented to him to make findings that would provide a basis for an -- -- order.
Now -- savvy they're just for a second it it we we had a few people on earlier that that said that.
That process needs to be more transparent that the public needs to know more about why the president has the permission or wants to sign this order.
Is that part of the law here or is that a choice that a president has to make as far as how transparent He is and that decision making process -- Well certainly the president has responsibility.
-- responsibility very in circumstances but when you're at war.
And we are at war with the terror and that by their declaration as well by our recognition.
There are procedures related to -- circumstances that are different that they are.
In traditional domestic circles that the so this wouldn't be a remedy available but the president.
This against the -- The Who have not at war with us that you're the previous commentators mentioned the -- case for World War II.
Where American -- has been at war with the United States were treated as enemy combatants that they should have been banned.
-- they should be in this case now we're at war and the president.
Used hi tech -- I highly technical weaponry.
To extinguish this individual who's been very important in the war against the United States' war on terror.
Attorney general Ashcroft and paradise is -- you but I guess it's time to go back to class.
But I thought -- Thank you very much back to this -- into that the president has done the right thing here.
-- to be commended -- most grateful for the officials -- is that the favorable the United States because.
It's it's good to have that big picture for us today attorney general Ashcroft thank you so much for for joining us and and that sailor -- your students.
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