Shocker! ACLU Decries Targeted Killing Of al-Awlaki
I thought this deserved a stand-alone post rather than an adder to the previous post on al-Awlaki
(ACLU Statement) U.S. airstrikes in Yemen today killed Anwar Al-Aulaqi, an American citizen who has never been charged with any crime.
ACLU Deputy Legal Director Jameel Jaffer said, “The targeted killing program violates both U.S. and international law. As we’ve seen today, this is a program under which American citizens far from any battlefield can be executed by their own government without judicial process, and on the basis of standards and evidence that are kept secret not just from the public but from the courts. The government’s authority to use lethal force against its own citizens should be limited to circumstances in which the threat to life is concrete, specific and imminent. It is a mistake to invest the President — any President — with the unreviewable power to kill any American whom he deems to present a threat to the country.”
ACLU National Security Project Litigation Director Ben Wizner said, “Outside the theater of war, the use of lethal force is lawful only as a last resort to counter an imminent threat of deadly attack. Based on the administration’s public statements, the program that the President has authorized is far more sweeping. If the Constitution means anything, it surely means that the President does not have unreviewable authority to summarily execute any American whom he concludes is an enemy of the state.”
The ACLU – protecting Islamic terrorists over law abiding American citizens.
While some of the music and (especially) the sound effects chosen by Glenn Beck and his production crew are bit melodramatic, the video from his “Revolutionary Holocaust” segment from Friday night is a must-watch program, placing Hitler’s National Socialism, and International Communism in its various forms — and the European intellectuals of the early 20th century who championed both forms of barbarism into context.
Congress has suddenly realized something. Animals could be dangerous! Gosh. One wonders what magick faierie dust was sprinkled on these
It’s about darned time that Obama has made a decision regarding Afghanistan. According to McClatchy, Barry will send 34,000 troops