That's why it should be reserved for people like awlaki.That power has way too much potential for abuse.
What was the verdict in KSM's trial? Oh, wait he hasn't been tried, because we've spent nearly 9 years trying to figure out exactly what are beliefs are, so we can feel all warm and fuzzy about giving him a fair trial.If it was so evident that Awlaki was guilty the trial would be breeze. We shouldn't compromise our beliefs about justice when presented with an extreme criminal.
You mess with the bull, you get the horns.
Al-Awlaki knew which side he was on. He signed up to fight for the enemy. Sorry, I can't muster any sympathy; my Give-a-Damn's all busted.
Obama is mostly following the policies of the previous administration (which he criticized to no end), and I congratulate him--and especially our military--for their successes.
Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy. -- Benjamin Franklin
Giving the govt the ability to perform extra-judicial summary executions of it's citizens is a very poor precedent that cannot bode well even if it tried.
Yes, congrats to the team who did their job well. Boo to the people who picked this job for them.
I may be wrong.