October 15, 2011

Ironic Obama War on Terror Moment

The president has been criticized for an air strike that killed an American citizen who was classified as an enemy combatant.  Now you can add his son to the list.
A son of the U.S.-born Al Qaeda cleric Anwar Al Awlaki was among seven suspected jihadist militants killed in a trio of apparent U.S. air strikes in Yemen, a member of his tribe said Saturday. 
"Abderrahman Anwar Al Awlaki was killed in the raid," the tribal source said, adding that he received confirmation from the militant-controlled Yemeni hospital where the dead and wounded from Friday evening's strikes were taken.
The irony?  Look back to March 2009.
The Obama administration stopped calling Guantanamo inmates "enemy combatants" on Friday and incorporated international law as its basis for holding the prisoners while it works to close the facility...
The Obama administration has said some of the Guantanamo detainees, now numbering about 240, will be freed while others will be put on trial. A third category involves some prisoners deemed too dangerous to be released.
Go back two and half years and the enemy combatants were to be freed or given a non-military trial.  Now, the president is approving drone strikes on people without a trial of any sort.  It looks like there is a fourth category the president and Eric Holder failed to disclose back in 2009:

Too dangerous to live. 

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