U.S-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was killed in a joint CIA-U.S. air strike in Yemen.
Two major blows to the Al-Qaeda network in the last five months: this is really something to celebrate!
President Obama will have at least one legacy to be proud of: taking out upper-level leadership against the most savage terrorist network to strike the United States.
Praise is due not only to our CIA and military personnel, but also to U.S. District Court judge John Bates, for he recently threw out frivolous and treasonous lawsuit filed by Al-Awlaki's Yemeni parents. It is outrageous to think that this terrorist mastermind's parents would even dare to straitjacket our covert military operations just because Al-Awlaki was an American citizen. The moment the Yemeni cleric betrayed his country to aid Osama bin Laden, he was properly placed on top of this country's hit list.
Another Al-Qaeda terrorist bites the dust. They may run, but they cannot hide. Though still prevalent, Islamicist terrorism is now a growing aberration rendered marginal by the United States' growing military focus and the blooming Arab Spring, which is sweeping out the long-standing dictatorships that have enabled terrorist cells to fester in the Middle East.