- - Thursday, January 9, 2020

“Can President Trump legally kill a person not engaged in an act of violence?” (Web, Jan. 8) is clearly the biased ranting of a Never Trumper. Namely, it mentions neither the intelligence behind the decision to kill the head of Iran’s military nor the initial spontaneous celebrations in Iran when it was learned that the world’s leading terrorist had been eliminated. Where was Andrew Napolitano’s holier-than-thou attitude when Osama bin Laden was terminated? The United States was originally invited into Iraq to help fight terrorists (the Islamic State); getting rid of a leading terrorist mastermind certainly fits into that role. Mr. Napolitano’s commentary is better suited for The Washington Post than The Washington Times.

CAPT. VINCENT S. AVERNA

U.S. Navy, Judge Advocate General’s Corps

McLean, Va.

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