April 06, 2010

Awesome: Obama Orders Killing of American Traitor

He's an American. He belongs to al Qaeda. He's a traitor. Sure, if he turns himself in I'm all for capturing him. Imagine the secrets locked up in Anwar al-Awlaki's brain? But as long as he's on the lamb in a country (some reports now say he's fled Yemen to Somalia) without the rule of law, I'm all for killing him.

The bigger the explosion, the better. I'll gladly pull the trigger. Wa Po:

The Obama administration has authorized operations to capture or kill a U.S.-born Muslim cleric based in Yemen, who is described by a key lawmaker as Americas's top terrorist threat, officials said on Tuesday.

The decision to add Anwar al-Awlaki, of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, to the target list followed a National Security Council review prompted by his status as a U.S. citizen.

Officials said Awlaki directly threatened the United States. "Awlaki is a proven threat," said a U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity. "He's being targeted."

Say what you will about Obama -- and I think we've said a lot, little of it flattering -- but the man has pretty much given the CIA free reign to kill members of al Qaeda. For that, he should be thanked.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:07 PM | Comments |