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.
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.”