Commentators on both sides of the ideological spectrum have charged Obama with inconsistency in his targeted killings. However, while his policy is undoubtedly incoherent in many respects, there is an underlying consistency. Obama is a social engineer. A radical technocrat.
This means he loves controlling other people. And imagine the adrenal rush it gives him to wield the power of life and death over lesser mortals. To hold somebody’s fate in his hands. To decide who lives and who dies.
No wonder he takes such a personal interest in the kill list. It’s the ultimate power-trip. The next-best thing to godhood.