I’ve been thinking about the killing of US citizen and Yemeni firebrand Anwar Al-Awlaki. We blew him up with a missile from a drone. My basic take on this killing is that it is wrong. I think that folks should be prosecuted, convicted, then punished. But I’m an old school 1776-type guy.
It seems like the pre-emptive assassination of American enemies has not served our nation well. Here is President Obama’s press secretary explaining: piss off when a reporter asks if there is any evidence that can be shared with the public about Al-Awlaki’s actual evil deeds.
Thanks to What the fuck have you done, a website run by photog & scene guru Glen E. Friedman.