Sounds Backwards to Me

According to this story, our government is mulling coming up with some actual, legal reason to try a US citizen in a court of law in case they don’t just kill him outright ahead of time.

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is considering filing the first criminal charges against radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in case the CIA fails to kill him and he’s is captured alive in Yemen.

Cue the Lee Greenwood song. “I’m proud to be an Americaaaaannnn, where at least I know I’m free.”

Because US citizenship means something…unless you’re of Arab descent. Or Turkish descent. Just ask Furkan Dogan.

Furkan Dogan, four shots to the head

Well, at least this article refers to Awlaki as a US and Yemeni citizen. Lately I’ve seen a few articles referring to him as “US-born,” as if he doesn’t quite make the cut for full citizenship. Looks to me likehe lived about half of his life in the United States. I have relatives who have been out of the US for longer than that, but I bet no matter what happens, the US newspapers will always refer to relatives of mine as “US citizen.”

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