Monday, January 25, 2010

Officials passed up opportunities to "Take Out" Awlaki for fear they would be criminally prosecuted

Leave it to Obama and Eric Holder to strike fear into the hearts of the CIA, the Intelligence Community and the Military.

From ABC News:
White House lawyers are mulling the legality of proposed attempts to kill an American citizen, Anwar al Awlaki, who is believed to be part of the leadership of the al Qaeda group in Yemen behind a series of terror strikes, according to two people briefed by U.S. intelligence officials.

One of the people briefed said opportunities to "take out" Awlaki "may have been missed" because of the legal questions surrounding a lethal attack which would specifically target an American citizen.

A spokesperson said the White House declined to comment...

According to the people who were briefed on the issue, American officials fear the possibility of criminal prosecution without approval in advance from the White House for a targeted strike against Awlaki...
Apparently, the CIA's capability to "take out" terrorists has now been neutralized by the White House and the Justice Dept. - at least with regards to American-born terrorists, which is good news for Awlaki. As Southwest Airlines is wont to say: "You are now free to roam about [your] Country," Mr. Awlaki.

Yep, Anwar - your life is in good hands right now....

Other News: Leftists at the World Social Forum cheer capitalism's woes and rail against the World Economic Forum. Their talking points sound like they came straight out of Obama's playbook! It's simply amazing!