That's been the state of things for a while. Obama killed a US Citizen abroad using a Drone. As is standard procedure, someone asked about the legality - you know, due process. The White House said "There was enough due process." Meaning the justice department said it's ok. No trial, no jury, you know rule of law. Just whacked the guy. Not a peep from main stream media. Imagine if GW Bush did that. They'd still be talking about it and how terrible it was.
Granted, this was probably justifiable and probably should have been done. However we're a nation of laws and I think they should have had more due process. Problem is, if one guy gets away with it, what's to stop the next guy in the WH from whacking whomever he wants abroad? Killing always gets easier the more you do it I understand.