Re "Drones are a just tool against elusive enemy" (Viewpoints, Feb 14): If I understand Richard Herman correctly, the allegation or mere suspicion that individuals plan harm to the United States is sufficient to justify their assassination. And it matters not if they also happen to be a U.S. citizen. Furthermore, if a requirement is imposed to provide proof of intent to harm, that would take too much time. Regarding habeas corpus, who really needs that while we are engaged in unending war? The problem with kill first and justify later, if at all, is that anyone can be targeted. What we carelessly practice outside our borders is bound to come home to roost in the blink of an eye.
-- Michael Comer, Carmichael