Obama Refuses to Provide Proof of Awlaki Culpability
October 5, 2011
If al-Awlaki committed treason by giving aid and comfort to America's enemies, he should have been arrested, charged and tried according to the U.S. Constitution. The same information that Mr. Saleh, the dictator, helped provide for the drone attack could have been used to arrest al-Awlaki. Clearly, the aim from the start was to kill, not capture him. - "Killing al-Awlaki was a political stunt unworthy of a great nation" Usha Nellore in The Baltimore Sun, 5 October 2011
Jake Tapper of ABC News asked White House spokesman Jay Carney if Obama administration will provide any proof of its allegations that al-Awlaki was involved in terror attacks:
Tapper: Is there going to be any evidence presented?
Carney: I don't have anything for you on that.
Tapper: Do you not see at all -- does the administration not see at all how a President asserting that he has the right to kill an American citizen without due process, and that he’s not going to even explain why he thinks he has that right is troublesome to some people?