OK I think I have grasped the guiding philosophy on information gathering and the presumption of innocence in civilian courts. With these principles in mind we are told that it is perfectly acceptable to the Obama administration to issue an order to U.S. military forces to cross into sovereign Pakistan without permission, storm into the private compound of another alleged criminal, and shoot him the head. Hmmm. What are we to make of these seemingly contradictory policies? If not completely hypocritical it would seem that we can draw only one unmistakable conclusion. Thank God our Navy Seals were judicious enough to NOT water-board Osama bin Laden instead of simply putting a bullet through his head. If those military servicemen had resorted to water-boarding instead of killing, they would have been subject to court martial for such a horrifyingly barbaric transgression. And of course, instead of adulation and congratulations from the president, they would have been simply locked away in the brig. OK…….I think I got it. It is logical, consistent, and it all makes perfect sense.