So if an American citizen is orchestrating attacks on US military bases, buildings, etc., and is outside the reach of our law enforcement authorities, we have to let him do it. Right. WRONG! Al-Awlaki SHOULD have been taken out. Did we send a US marshal to Gettysburg in 1863 with a warrant for the arrest of 75,000 Southerners who were marching through Pennsylvania? Of course not. We sent the Army of the Potomac and shot some 27,000 of them. Al-Awlaki got the same due process that Gen. Armistead, etc., got.