Bob Woodward claims the US has a secret killing program in Iraq.
In "The War Within: Secret White House History 2006-2008," Woodward disclosed the existence of secret operational capabilities developed by the military to locate, target and kill leaders of al Qaeda in Iraq and other insurgent leaders.
"It is a wonderful example of American ingenuity solving a problem in war, as we often have," Woodward said.
National security adviser Stephen Hadley, in a written statement reacting to Woodward's book, acknowledged the new strategy. Yet he disputed Woodward's conclusion that the "surge" of 30,000 U.S. troops into Iraq was not the primary reason for the decline in violent attacks.
The US does have a wonderful system for catching criminals. The general principles are described in the Bill of Rights. Doing things by hearsay puts US agents at risk only to perform an injustice to the Iraqi people.