President Kills U.S. Citizen
Target Killing Americans
The due-process-free assassination of U.S. citizens is now reality
By now, most of us are pretty well convinced that Anwar Al-Awlaki was a bad guy. Even I’ll buy that he was a bad dude.
The idea that due-process is now OPTIONAL is a very frightening prospect. Scratch that, it’s a very frightening new reality.
Perhaps they’re not inclined to due-process because it would show that Al-Awlaki, the CIA lackey, worked for them all along. After all, this is the guy that rubbed elbows with the brass at the Pentagon dinner.
Now he’s dead, and a new precedent is set.