Originally Posted by lcarus
When the terrorist is a US citizen and other innocent people are killed in the crossfire, yeah I have a problem with it. Not because he's a terrorist. Because they can say anything is terrorism and anyone is a terrorist without due process. I mean, yes, **** al-Alwaki, but I'm just seeing this as a slippery slope.
I don't really know if many innocent people end up in the crossfire since they are, by definition, hanging out near serious terrorist threats, but I agree with you about the slippery slope. As long as there aren't more well defined boundaries for this policy and better built-in safeguards, the slippery slope is a danger.
"Well, it is one thing for Bill Clinton to say, I feel your pain. It is another thing for Barack Obama to say I feel your pain that I have caused." - George Will