President Barack Obama spoke about the killing of al Qaeda's number two, Anwar al-Awlaki, who was an American citizen. The President said that the death was a "major blow" to the terrorist organization.
Al-Awlaki was a recruiter for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, and even though he is dead, the president said that AQAP "remains a dangerous, though weakened terrorist organization. Make no mistake, this is further proof that al Qaeda will find no safe haven anywhere in the world." He is right. The Obama administration has taken no prisoners lately in its effort to wipe out al Qaeda's leadership, and the death of Anwar al-Awlaki certainly underlines that fact.
Terrorist throughout the world are on alert because the U.S. has proven they will track down evildoers no matter where they hide, and that is a great threat in the war against terror.
Some groups are not thrilled about the U.S.'s policy to kill terrorist leaders without any type of due process. The Center for Constitutional Rights spoke out against the killing. Interestingly enough, this kill first policy started under Bush, but Barack Obama has actually expanded the assassination program, which was unexpected.
What do you think about the Obama administration's recently takedown of both Osama bin Laden and now Anwar al-Awlaki. Is it a good policy for the U.S.?
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