Friday, September 30, 2011

Death by drone not due process

From the Times today:
'An American drone attack killed Anwar al-Awlaki, a preacher born in the United States and a leading figure in Al Qaeda’s outpost in Yemen, on Friday morning, officials in Washington and Yemen confirmed." blah blah blah. Yeah he was born in the US. Does that, uh, make him a citizen? Duh. I think so. So now the government of the US kills its own citizens without due process, a detail one would have thought our constitutional law "professor" president might have recoiled from. Silly to think so obviously. Silly Us.

At least all those people executed in Texas and other US states did get due process, appeals, the works. Terrorism of course makes it all academic...