The extra-constitutional folly of the Obama regime continues in full bloom, however the New York Times stepped off the reservation with a report Saturday of an admission by the Obama State Department that the Obama-approved assassination of a 16-year-old American in Yemen was a “mistake“.

The missile strike on Sept. 30, 2011, that killed Mr. Awlaki — a terrorist leader whose death lawyers in the Obama administration believed to be justifiable — also killed Mr. Khan, though officials had judged he was not a significant enough threat to warrant being specifically targeted. The next month, another drone strike mistakenly killed Mr. Awlaki’s 16-year-old son, Abdulrahman, who had set off into the Yemeni desert in search of his father. Within just two weeks, the American government had killed three of its own citizens in Yemen. Only one had been killed on purpose.

Where are all the civil libertarians from the left?

This young man wasn’t arrested or tortured.  He wasn’t waterboarded.  He wasn’t even tried before he got a Hellfire missile up his keister.

All because Barack Obama approved his assassination.

Way to go Barack.

And these are the people who claim they support our 2nd Amendment rights?


The Obama administration respects our rights about as much as they did this boy’s rights.

And they claim authority to carry own drone strikes domestically now, as well.

2 thoughts on “Obama administration admits “mistake” killing 16-year-old American”
  1. Literally every drone strike during the Bush Administration was presented as killing civilians at wedding parties. Media is hush hush now.

    I support drone strikes as they are no different than jdams delivered in result.
    I ain’t even feeling sorry about this toasted terrorist. Not would I be if Adam gadahn met the same fate. The problem isn’t the drones or the strikes.

    The problem is this idea that a president has unchecked authority. THAT’S what this has to be about or it’s just another dog and pony show. Making it about drones is a mistake. This HAS to be about the authority of the office of the President and checks upon that authority given due credence by clear PUNISHMENTS for abuses of powers. “Mistake” doesn’t cut it on that front.

    American citizenship cannot be a terrorists free pass, it cannot be an immunity to a military strike abroad. It must however garner more than just one persons word to assassinate. Congress should draft a “letter” and THEN a president can carry its contents out by direction.

    One thing is for certain. The secrecy and consolidation of military authority must be curtailed. If it is not curtailed we risk hundreds of millions of hollow points directed right at us. Drones will be the least of our worries.

  2. I realistically realize that because we had issued a drone strike upon his father, and succeeded, and because he was searching for his father, this child would probably have grown up with a hatred towards the U.S. However assumptions alone are not cause for a citizen’s government to order a killing upon an innocent.
    What happened to innocent until proven guilty? Trials? Due process? Constitutional rights given to an American at birth??? The harsh truth is that our President violated the constitution in the most horrible of ways. This is grave. They have punished a child for the sins of the father. There is no excuse! The only thing that matters is that this minor was an American born citizen, who had not renounced his American citizenship as his father had done. He deserved the same rights that I have. On what grounds did the President approve this? This is an impeachable offense.

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