You won’t be surprised to learn that I’m a lifelong member of the ACLU.
Most likely, you won’t also be surprised to learn that I don’t always agree with the ACLU. And this is one of those cases.
Yesterday, the ACLU announced it was representing the father of Anwar al-Awlaki in trying to get his son from a list of terrorists wanted by the United States. Otherwise, fears his father, he may be targeted and killed by the CIA. And, says the ACLU, that should never happen to an American citizen.
Oh, really? Let’s see.
This is the same Imam Anwar Awlaki who moved to Yemen, joined al-Qaeda, and now, in his fiery sermons, urges followers to kill Americans on American soil.
According to Army investigators, this is the same Anwar Awlaki who, last November, provoked Major Nidal Hassan to shoot and kill 13 soldiers at Fort Hood.
According to New York police, this is the same Anwar Awlaki who, last May, “inspired” Faisal Shahzad to park his explosive-laden SUV in Times Square.
And now the ACLU wants to protect him? Puh-leeze! If Anwar Awlaki’s father wants to save his kid’s life, there’s only one thing to do: Tell his son to stop targeting Americans – and we’ll stop targeting him.
That’s my parting shot for today.