Boyle said the so-called "targeted killing" of human beings in a non-battlefield situation is "pure murder" under basic principles of Anglo-American common law and international criminal law.

That just demonstrates that those laws are antiquated: They do not take into account a war that can occur without soldiers, cavalry, and cannons on a battlefield. They were obsolete back in the 1950s, when America and the Soviets built arsenals of nuclear tipped ICBMs. They continue to be obsolete now that we have asymmetric warfare in which a few individuals can wreak havoc and mass casualties upon the civilian populations of their enemies.

According to their logic, we just need to convince Al Queda to meet us on a Field of Honor, so we can settle this with a dual of our champions!