Jeremy Scahill: 'Sad Day for America'
This morning, the reports came in that US-born Muslim cleric Anwar-Al-Awlaki had been killed in Yemen. This was not the first attempt on his life by the US, but I guess this time, the CIA and Special Ops forces had enough intelligence to make sure the drone hit the right target. The mainstream media obviously dutifully reported the news as another big victory in our war on terror, but as usual missed some very important points. Here we have every mainstream media outlet reporting on the death of one of the worst terrorists in the world…. their banners say, "American-born"….and yet not a single one of them bother to mention that this raises some very serious legal issues.