Obama, I mean.
If this is the way it’s going to be done, then I recommend Hasan be shot immediately, the Times Square bomber and the panty bomber, too.
I think al Aulaqi should have been captured and tried for treason, but something is bothering me about this. Obama and his administration have been insisting on trials in NYC for non-citizens in Gitmo, and essentially they are shooting down an American citizen, as dispicable as he may be. Was he on some battlefield in Yemen?
Something just ain’t right.
Anwar al-Aulaqi (AP/Muhammad ud-Deen) U.S. officials have given Anwar al-Aulaqi a newly elevated designation on the day of his death by drone strike, describing him as “chief of external operations” for al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen.
The new title, cited by officials at the White House and the CIA, reflects Aulaqi’s evolution from Muslim cleric to alleged terrorist plotter, as well as a desire by American officials to persuade the public that the extraordinary killing of a U.S. citizen overseas was warranted.
Posted: 09.30.11 @ 12:56 p.m.