The U.S. government must turn over the legal memo justifying its killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, the American citizen who was blown to bits by two CIA drones in Yemen in 2011, a federal court ruled Monday.
A panel of the 2nd U.S. District Court of Appeals in New York unanimously rejected the government's argument that it could withhold its reasoning for assassinating al-Awlaki, a radical cleric born in New Mexico who it said was a senior recruiter for al-Qaeda, and another U.S. citizen who was with him on Sept. 30, 2011.
"Mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow, nor can they heal your wounded hearts … These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change." Every parent can connect with what President Barack Obama said about the murder of 20 children in Newtown, Connecticut. There can scarcely be a person on earth with access to the media who is untouched by the grief of the people of that town.