What was done is disgusting and circumvents the U.S. Constitution. It is appalling that members of Congress are treating this as something to cheer.
As usual, that 'brave' 'voice' Barbara Lee had nothing to say. Remember, she is all about supporting Barack Obama and not at all concerned with the U.S. Constitution.
Fortunately, U.S. House Representative Dennis Kucinich did speak out:
Washington, Sep 30 -
Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today made the following statement after news reports confirmed the Central Intelligence Agency’s role in the extrajudicial killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, an American citizen.
“The Administration has a crossed a dangerous divide and set a dangerous precedent for how the United States handles terrorism cases. This dangerous legal precedent allows the government to target U.S. citizens abroad for being suspected of involvement in terrorism, in subversion of their most basic constitutional rights and due process of law. Their right to a trial is summarily and anonymously stripped from them.
The U.S. has successfully tried hundreds of terrorism cases in federal courts. Intelligence operations that have virtually no transparency, accountability or oversight raise serious legal questions, particularly when the outcomes of such programs constitute possible violations of international law and violations of the Constitution.
“Mr. al-Awlaki’s allegedly violent rejection of America was not acceptable in any way. Neither is it acceptable to trample the Constitution through extrajudicial killings.”
So at least two members of the Congress care about the Constitution and upholding it.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for today: