Mitt Romney: Death of AL-AWLAKI a Major Victory

Anwar al-Awlaki, one of the world's most wanted terrorists, was killed today by a hell-fire missile from a U.S. drone in Yemen. 9/30/11

Mitt Romney issued the following statement today on the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki:

“The killing of Anwar al-Awlaki is a major victory in our fight against Islamist terrorism and proper justice for the numerous attacks and plots he inspired or planned against America. I commend the President, the members of the intelligence community, our service members, and our allies for their continued efforts to keep Americans safe. Nevertheless, we must remain vigilant and continue the fight against those who seek to destroy us and our freedoms.”

“A very bad man just had a very bad day.”

A BIG thank you to the CIA and the U.S. military!

► Jayde Wyatt

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4 Responses to Mitt Romney: Death of AL-AWLAKI a Major Victory

  1. Banking Cartel says:

    This would have been a great moment for Mitt Romney to stand up against Obama and his gross disrespect for the rule of law. Since when does the President have the power to assassinate an American citizen just because he says so? Though this man was evil and spoke atrocities, he was not charged with killing anyone, no due process of law. He’s an American citizen for goodness sakes. This is a gross disrespect for the Constitution, and Americans should be greatly concerned that the President has usurped this power.

  2. Elazar says:

    @Banking Cartel

    That’s why political purists are so dangerous to this country. To them, the bare ideal becomes more important than our own survival.

    That he was an American citizen does not and should not protect him from that long hand of American justice. Good riddance. And good message from Romney.

  3. Jeff says:

    If you leave the USA to a country where you actively plot to kill Americans, then in my book, you’ve renounced your citizenship.

  4. mark says:

    I’m very sad that Mitt Romney took the popular stance on this. al-Awlaki should have been tried, found guilty, and sentence by a court before an order like this was issued and executed. It could have been in absentia. The Executive simply doesn’t have this kind of authority. If he was killed during a capture attempt or firefight with American troops on patrol in hostile territory that is OK. But he was driving down a road, with another American citizens when executed from the sky. I expect this from a party that bends the constitution to their convenience, but not from the Republican front runners. I am so disillusioned by this that after 29 years as a Republican I registered Libertarian.