I find it interesting that there is such an uproar over 'taking out' (killing) American citizens overseas who are actively engaging in terrorist activities against us and our interests. The killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, a US citizen, by drone strike was necessary. If he hated the USA so much, he should've renounced his citizenship. He was probably thinking that if he were captured, he could be taken to court. There should be controls for strikes but to stuff the protocols with a bunch of bureaucracy would be counterproductive. In general, I find the ACLU to be an effective watchdog regarding the rights of Americans but is out of line in this issue. I say, keep the drones flying and get the bad guy dead.
Citizens, drones and terror, Oh My(11 posts)
Posted 1 year ago #