Again, Liberals trying to make this out to be bad because they weren't the ones who got the win.
"The laws of war permit him to do that, but self-defense -- actually, defense of the country -- only comes into play when the foreign military personnel are physically engaged in killing Americans or are certainly about to do so. "
Actually, considering the target in question already committed the act of being physically engaged to harm Americans and there was no repercussion, there was an imminent threat. It's the same as if there is an armed person who just burgled a house and moved on to another. A newsflash comes out warning local residents to be on guard, lock their doors, etc.. If someone kills him when the guy is nearing another house because he is threatening them, that could be seen as an act of defense. The law is not as prescriptive as this stupid author wants it to be but he has to make sure to try to spin it enough to cater to his fan base (e.g. Libs). Regardless, the guy did harm to us and others and was killed for it. I'm sorry you feel he should be given every chance to be free.
"Bush started the Iraq war based on exaggerations and falsehoods."
Actually, no he didn't. That is you and Liberals spinning it to make sure it implicates the other party instead of accepting it as a failure of the country. There is no evidence that W took us to war over exaggerations and falsehoods. The evidence clearly shows what our intelligence knew at the time. This ended in two ways, either we found what we had evidence of or we didn't. Since we didn't, it means our intelligence was wrong, not exaggerated. We were just wrong. However, considering no one has still been able to find the WMDs that Saddam had at the end of the first war except for a cache of expired WMDs, there is still the question as to where they are. If Iraq doesn't have them, someone does. So we need new, better intelligence.
ANY intelligence can be claimed to be exaggerations and falsehoods if you are biased. I have evidence the Bucs are going to win the Superbowl next year. If it doesn't happen, it's not because I exaggerated or lied, it is because I was wrong. That's it. It is only YOU who is spinning it to fit an agenda.
Now, whether we should have gone to war over the intelligence we had is a valid argument. But making a claim that is not proven and has no evidence means you are exaggerating and spreading falsehoods.