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The ‘Targeted-Killing’ Memos

Texas Chris Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 7:52 AM
How many innocents would we tolerate being killed if it was a foreign country drone bombing the US? Our American hubris is repulsive. Pride comes before a fall.

‘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...