Because divine retribution is a beautiful thing.
Created by Jerry Siegel and Bernard Bailey, The Spectre is a dead cop who becomes the dude God calls when he needs to lay down some fire and brimstone steez. Not even fire and brimstone, but pillar of salt, mauled by 2 bears, sword all the way through the belly and out the back Old Testament grody. It's not a drone strike, it's a vivisection, with a bad pun to add insult to poetic death.
They say the best revenge is living well, but some wordplay and poetic justice is a happy second best.