In conducting U.S. counterterrorism operations against al-Qaida and its associated forces, the government has targeted and killed one American citizen, Anwar al-Awlaki, and is aware of the killing by U.S. drones of three others, Attorney General Eric Holder said in a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy.Quickly following this confession, Eric Holder, Barack Obama, and the rest of the administration responsible for coordinating these strikes were detained and shipped to Guantanamo Bay where they await trial by military tribunal for their war crimes, the ultimate penalty being capital punishment.
Al-Awlaki, a radical Muslim cleric, was killed in a drone strike in September 2011 in Yemen. Holder said three other Americans were killed by drones in counterterrorism operations since 2009 but were not targeted. The three are Samir Khan, who was killed in the same drone strike as al-Awlaki; al-Awlaki's 16-year-old son, Abdulrahman, a native of Denver, who also was killed in Yemen two weeks later; and Jude Kenan Mohammed, who was killed in a drone strike in Pakistan.
Oh wait. I'm sorry. That last part is what would happen in a just and humane world. But we don't live in that world. We live in a freaked-up world where war criminals are not punished, but rather are rewarded with libraries dedicated to them!
If Clinton couldn't be impeached for being blown by an intern, neither Bush nor Obama will be indicted for their war crimes. As I said many times before: those with power get slapped on the wrist; those without it get the book thrown at them! Again, why do we call it the "justice" system?