Wolfgang Schauble told a German news magazine that Berlin would have to explore whether several possibilities would be legal — including Internet or mobile phone restrictions for terrorism suspects — and what he called "targeted killings."
Critics says Schauble's comments could threaten Germany's fragile coalition government. The parliamentary chief of the center-left Social Democrats said — "Human rights and the right to life are untouchable. This also goes for Usama bin Laden's life."
And some have even questioned whether the fact that Schauble is wheelchair-bound because of a failed assassination attempt has influenced his thought process.