I have no problem with the Commander-in-Chief having a kill list. It’s only logical that such a list exist. Past presidents would hide behind plausible deniability.
When Reagan ordered the hit on Khaddafi in 1986, I’m sure the Mad Dog of the Middle East was on someone’s kill list. When the U.S. hunted down Admiral Yamato during WWII, he was on a kill list. We declared this extradition action in the Middle East to be a war, and in war, a combatant automatically ends up on a kill list. If Bush had one, and I’m sure he did, I would not have had a problem with it.
The press is just upset that the man with the audacity of hope also has the audacity to kill these guys as efficiently and coldly as possible.
Who knew we were getting 007 as president?