Here is the premise of a recent movie called Minority Report: Scientists of the future have learned how to identify killers before they kill. Tom Cruise, an investigator for the Precrime Unit, is assigned to kill the prekillers before they can commit the murders the government has predicted. The film is based on a story by Philip K. Dick, the late master of science fiction.
Here is the premise recently advanced by columnist Charles Krauthammer in support of the war against Iraq which he so fearlessly advocates:
"There is one thing that I think everybody has overlooked -- we are going to have retroactive evidence. Even though I would like us to be able to have a smoking gun, I don't know how close we are going to come to producing it when the President decides that it is time."
This fresh approach to the Rules of Evidence is based on the fictional works of George W. Bush, Richard Perle, Richard Cheney, Paul D. Wolfowitz, and Donald Rumsfeld.