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The ‘Targeted-Killing’ Memos

Texas Chris Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 7:51 AM
And that sucks. But it's for their own countrymen to handle. Why would we send out soldiers over there to die for someone who's not willing to fight for their own freedom?

‘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...