Friday, September 30, 2011

Ron Paul on the Assasination of Al-Awlaki

Despite the dangerous precedent of assassination an American citizen on foreign soil, I contend that any individual who firmly allies himself with a terrorist cell, especially the greatly-weakened yet insidious Al-Qaeda, has forfeited his status as a United States citizen, and is therefore subject to military reconnaissance.

I do respect the libertarian views of Congressman Paul. I may differ with him on his views regarding American military aggression, which only underscores that he would be reticent to send our troops on outlandish and purposeless ventures during his term of office.

Still, I believe that the United States did the right thing in neutralizing this polarizing cleric in Yemen. He chose to ally himself with our global opponents; he had to be taken out.

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