Just how perverse is the Obama administration’s assassination program is reflected in the rights Awlaki is forced to assert. He alleges — as the Complaint puts it — that the Government is violating his “Fifth Amendment Right Not to be Deprived of Life Without Due Process.” Just re-read that and contemplate that in Barack Obama’s America, that right even needs to be contested.
Next to this, it’s kind of hard to care about Obama’s religion. As Glenn Greenwald notes, Democrats were outraged when George W. Bush did a whole lot less than this. Now, mostly silence. And the D’s are supposed to be the civil liberties purists. Of course, the Republicans are convinced that Obama still isn’t doing “enough.” What, if anything, would be? Good lord, what’s the next step after assassinating American citizens?