If Yemen can charge Al-Awlaki in absentia, then why can't the US? Not a single charge was brought against Al-Awlaki. Not even an attempt to charge the man was made.
Some of us appreciate justice when it is carried out in a normal manner. If you're guilty of doing something, then you have the law and the courts. Everyone knows that a half decent prosecutor could bring an indictment against a cold cup of coffee. Why no indict Al-Awlaki?
It is not Al-Awlaki's death that is troublesome, but how it was carried out. This is not a "special" case. America has a history of capturing, imprisoning, and even torturing people without ever charging them.
Are we a nation of principles and rule of law or are we a nation that values lynch mobs?
Al-dirtbag dead. Ron Paul reconfirmed as a moonbat. That's a two-fer with one shot.
Was Anwar al-Awlaki still a U.S. citizen? | FP Passport) And therefore subject to US law.
In order to lose his citizenship, it must be shown that the U.S. citizen joined the foreign military or swore allegiance to another state "with the intention of relinquishing United States nationality" -- a very tough standard. There's no evidence that Awlaki ever formally renounced his U.S. citizenship.
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