The recent killing of Anwar al-Awlaki by a U.S. drone strike brings to light some constitutionally dubious actions taken by the Obama administration. The killing of this U.S. born American citizen without the due process of a trial is, in my opinion a very troubling step down a slippery slope of despotic executive action. Jake Tapper thinks so as well as he grills press secretary Jay Carney in this video.
I am in no way defending the evil acts of al-Awlaki and I think he needed to be put away. Its the process, in this case, that I take exception to. I love how Tapper asks Carney at the end of the video what he thinks constitutional law professor Barak Obama would think of these actions.