What can you say when you see something like this:
What’s most amazing is that its citizens will not merely refrain from objecting, but will stand and cheer the U.S. Government’s new power to assassinate their fellow citizens, far from any battlefield, literally without a shred of due process from the U.S. Government. Many will celebrate the strong, decisive, Tough President’s ability to eradicate the life of Anwar al-Awlaki — including many who just so righteously condemned those Republican audience members as so terribly barbaric and crass for cheering Governor Perry’s execution of scores of serial murderers and rapists — criminals who were at least given a trial and appeals and the other trappings of due process before being killed.
I thought the left was insisting we were at war with Al Qaeda instead of Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, etc etc etc. You would think that killing leaders of Al-Qaeda would work for them? Cripes even Andrew Sullivan still gets it:
My own position is that we are at war, and that avowed enemies and traitors in active warfare against the US cannot suddenly invoke legal protections from a society they have decided to help destroy.
He also brings up something near and dear to me:
to remove one important propaganda source of that movement has made all of us safer. And those Americans who have lived under one of Awlaki’s murderous fatwas can breathe more easily today.
I guess that means he will never take me up on my formal request to be included in the FATWA against Molly Norris. Does that mean she can come out of hiding? I sure hope so.
This about it, Andrew Sullivan has a clearer view of the situation than the MSM does. You don’t get much worse than that.
Exit question: Would the left have deployed Human Shields to protest Anwar Al-Awlaki and would that have stopped us from blowing him up?
Update: No you should not be insulted Stacy. Mr. Al-Awlaki and Mr. Bolt were born in the United States and were members of organizations at war with the United States, but that’s where the similarities end. Mr. Winston Wood Bolt fought under the articles of war only engaging soldiers until his capture but because he fought for the confederacy I suspect that the same people who are beating their breasts over Al-Awlaki would likely have much less mercy for Mr. Bolt.
Update 2: Glenn not Greg fixed