obama has found his voice as a true neocon, but in the process has lost his soul -- having sold it to the highest bidder (his satanic majesty, dick cheney). in crowing about the assassination of anwar al-awlaki, a US citizen, without benefit of a trial or any other legal mechanism:
Obama: Terrorists will find 'no safe haven anywhere': "President Obama called Anwar al-Awlaki's death in Yemen today "a major blow to al- Qaeda's most active operational affiliate."if the truth be known, it's not al-qaeda and its affiliates who are really deprived of safe haven, it's US citizens who have now been given notice that their right to due process under the constitution is null and void, superseded by a new "legal" doctrine that really is bereft of any legitimacy in a country that boasts that it is a nation of laws, not men.
"Make no mistake, this is further proof that al-Qaeda and its affiliates will find no safe haven anywhere in the world," Obama said."
we have now replaced trial by jury and the other guarantees of due process with law by executive order, in which the machinery of government reserves the right to deal with its opponents by whatever means it finds expedient.
it isn't especially hard to figure out where this kind of thing leads. there's nothing really very exceptional about the US, except for the rapacity and jingoism it is able to muster when it comes to dealing with anyone audacious enough to stand in the way of making a profit.