I see we’ve just managed to annihilate Anwar al-Awlaki, who was hiding in a compound in Yemen. Good work.
I often criticize president Obama, but I’ll gladly give him praise and credit for this, and for having steadfastly maintained the pressure on al-Qaeda throughout his term in office. The same also, of course, to the CIA and the other forces involved.
Many will cavil at the killing of an American citizen in this way (although even the ACLU gave up on this one). I think it provides an opportunity to reflect on the difference between being a citizen of a state, and membership in a nation.