Skip to comments.Ron Paul Condemns Killing of al Qaeda’s Awlaki
Posted on 09/30/2011 10:12:21 AM PDT by ¢ommon ¢ents
GOFFSTOWN, N.H.Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul condemned the U.S.-backed killing of al Qaeda figure and U.S. citizen Anwar al-Awlaki.
Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul greets guests at a house party Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 in Derry, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
Nobody knows if he ever killed anybody, Mr. Paul said after a breakfast at Saint Anselm Colleges New Hampshire Institute of Politics. If the American people accept this blindly and casually I think thats sad.
Mr. Awlaki, accused by the U.S. of planning al Qaeda attacks on U.S. citizens and recruiting terrorists, has been a longtime target of the U.S.
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Of course, maybe we should have captured this guy, sent hi to club Gitmo and found out what he was planning. Using a drone airstrike doesn't do much for intelligence gathering.
There’s a straight jacket somewhere waiting for that nut.
Nobody knows if he ever killed anybody,
...always good to wait until after his dirty bombs or whatever are detonated. Count the casualties THEN go after him and charge him for each individual casualty. ~sarc
Idiot should be asked what he would have suggested. Send some troops into harms way to read him Miranda?
Ron Paul is basically a leftist without the gun grabbing.
Nobel Peace Prize winnner Obama okay’s killing of perhaps innocent man.
oops ... equipment malfunction ... sorry, chief.
You’re right, and it can’t be soon enough.
Ron sounds like one of those liberals who believe that criminals should be given a “fair” shot at committing their crimes, in this case, kill a bunch of Americans, before anything is done to stop them. It’s an aCLU thing. I believe just the opposite. Get them before they get you. It’s a military thing.
I guess had he been killed at the behest of a letter of Marque it would have been more acceptable?
Every al Qaeda person should be terminated, IMHO.
Yes killing terrorists with out a trial is a bad thing. -eyeroll- This is why he is unfit to serve.
[ Ron Paul is basically a leftist without the gun grabbing. ]
No, he is a Libertine who is living in a land of theoreticals far far isolated from the reality of reality.
Idealy if the world was “perfect” Ron Paul’s policies would work quite nicely, but the world is far from perfect.
Even if we could afford the human capital risked in capturing him, we no longer have the latitude to use the tools necessary to tap into the available intelligence from this subject (in English, read no torture or waterboarding; he wouldn't have told us a damned thing).
Besides, we would have been stuck with the idiot forever. The ACLU would have devoted all its vast resources to protect his civil rights.
After all, he was an American citizen as the media have told us...and TOLD US...and TOLD US!
I hope he died slowly and in great pain!
How is that different from a leftist.
Paul is incredibly wrong
How can you be ‘not sure’? Paul is wrong - period.
You either adhere to the Constitution or you don’t. Make your choice.
“No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”
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