"The paper's basic contention is that the government has the authority to carry out the extrajudicial killing of an American citizen if 'an informed, high-level official' deems him to present a 'continuing' threat to the country."
This sweeping authority is said to exist even if the threat presented isn't imminent in any ordinary sense of that word, even if the target has never been charged with a crime or informed of the allegations against him, and even if the target is not located anywhere near an actual battlefield." > read more
So basically, the government is claiming the right to kill us without a charge, without a trial, without a threat, without notice and in our own homes. Do you feel safer?
The whole memo is here. An utter disappointment from a president who promised to take the country away from war, not merely sweep murder under the carpet.