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Friday, September 30, 2011

Celebrating the extrajudicial assassination of an American citizen

what's wrong with my country...?
Obama Hails Awlaki Killing

President Obama called the killing of Anwar al Awlaki “another significant milestone in the broader effort to defeat al Qaeda.” The killing of the American-born cleric by CIA drones this morning deals a “major blow” to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, said Obama at the retirement ceremony for Navy Adm. Mike Mullen. Republicans praised the president and the killing of Awlaki, with Texas Gov. Rick Perry calling it “an important victory.” The American Civil Liberties Union, meanwhile, condemned the killing as an illegal assassination of a U.S. citizen.

there's no doubt in my mind that if i started showing support for what al qaeda and other groups advocate in their forms of islamic terrorist extremism, i could just as easily become a target for death-by-drone as al awlaki, no matter that i'm an american citizen... i also have no doubt that if i began spouting rhetoric that called for the execution of all doctors who offered abortions, while i might subject myself to an indictment for hate speech and advocacy of violence, i would not be hunted down and killed by my own government without any benefit of due process...

how is it possible that we've run so far off the rails...?

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