Saturday, October 01, 2011

Rough justice for citizens, due process for terrorists

The assassination (or “targeted killing”) of Al-Awlaki represents a reductio ad absurdum in Obama’s judicial philosophy. On the one hand he awards full due process rights to foreign-born terrorists while, on the other hand, he authorizes the summary execution of American terrorists. It represents a total inversion of values.

BTW, I’m not commenting on the intrinsic merits of the Al-Awlaki assassination–just the absurdity of Obama's judicial philosophy. 

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