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The ‘Targeted-Killing’ Memos

Texas Chris Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 7:48 AM
5th Amendment, US Constitution: "No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, ... nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law..." So tell me, Cliff May, how does the assassination of Awlaki square up with this very clear constitutional guarantee?

‘Think about the mothers!”

That was the anguished cry of one of the protesters from Code Pink, the left-wing women’s group that four times interrupted John Brennan’s confirmation hearing last week. She was apparently referring to the mothers of such al-Qaeda leaders as Anwar al-Awlaki — killed by a drone strike that was ordered by President Obama and counseled by Brennan, Obama’s White House counterterrorism adviser and now his nominee for director of central intelligence.

If we do as the protester demanded, two possibilities occur: (1) Al-Awlaki’s mom shares her son’s ideology and is therefore proud that he died a...