Let's say Billy Martin decides AQ has it right, converts to Islam, and joins the fight against the "great satan". Now, let's say we find out that a group of AQ are meeting at Salid's Goat Hut, to plot their next move. Billy, now Abdul of course, is with them and we know it.
The area is guarded, the simple answer is to drop a JDAM on their asses. To hear most of you, that would be depriving Billy aka Abdul his Constitutional Rights. Which leaves us in a quandary. Do you send in a team to arrest Billy aka Abdul and possibly others? Do you not make a move because the cost of going in with boots is too high?
HELL NO. You lob a few hundred pounds of high explosives, precision guided and wrapped in lots of shrapnel (that's bomb casing for you non-military types) and you handle business.
IF there is a point of contention I have with Obama on this, is his insistence that the Executive is ABOVE the courts, but that's a completely separate matter, altogether.