Holder: Obama Plans to Explain Drone Policy

Rand Paul’s filibuster should only ensure Obama sticks to this:

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. told a Senate committee Wednesday that he expects President Obama to explain the legal rationale underpinning the use of armed drones to target and kill U.S. citizens overseas.

Obama said in his State of the Union speech last month that he would be more transparent about the targeted killing program, and Holder said the administration is struggling with the need to fulfill that pledge.

Under questioning from Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee about the drone policy, including circumstances in which it might be appropriate on American soil, Holder said he expects “you will hear the president speak about this.”