The impersonal drone attack has become the signature war tactic of the Obama Administration in the war on terror. If you are wondering how the U.S. government could just execute one of their own citizens without investigation or trial, you must be crazy. Here- listen to White House Spokesperson explain the case against Al-Awlaki and realize how silly your concerns are (the reporter asking the questions is ABC News' Jake Tapper):
For those who still blow off fireworks on the Fourth of July, worshipping the military state and pretending they are free, should be shocked to know the U.S. Military trains more drone operators than fighter pilots. Gone are the days when the likes of Maverick, Goose, Iceman, and Cougar seared across the sky trying to be "Top Gun" of the Navy. Now, kids who grow up in front of a computer screen eating Cheetos for the first eighteen years of their life dream of being "Top Drone."
Iceman (Val Kilmer) gets in the face of Maverick (Tom Cruise) in the competition to be "Top Gun"