Ron Paul: Obama Drone Killing of American Anwar al-Awlaki Impeachable?

Monday, October 3, 2011

Presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) said Monday President Obama’s killing of American-born Anwar al-Awlaki could be an impeachable offense.

Speaking at a town hall meeting in Manchester, NH about last week’s killing, Paul said impeachment would be “possible,” but that he wants to know more about how the administration “flouted the law.” He called Obama’s action an act of “tyranny.”

“I put responsibility on the president because this is obviously a step in the wrong direction. We have just totally disrespected the Constitution”

Rep. Ron Paul’s agreed with the civil libertarians who’ve criticized the targeted killing of an American citizen without public due process.

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10 Responses to Ron Paul: Obama Drone Killing of American Anwar al-Awlaki Impeachable?

  1. Woodcliffe says:

    As long as we’re a nation constantly at war, opportunists like Obama and Bush can trample on the US Constitution and the rule of law and get away with it. Even more troubling, their supporters, both Democrats and Republicans, cheer on their lawlessness. I had hoped al-Awlaki would be arrested and brought back to the US for trial. Imagine the possible intelligence he could have revealed? But those facts he took to the grave.

  2. Adirondacky says:

    Woodcliffe is correct. Obama has worked his magic on liberal doves, turning them into baby hawks beginning with tripling troop levels in Afghanistan, then onto the illegal bombing of Libya, and now the killing of al-Awlaki.

  3. Randy Arroyo says:

    No one would dare suggest impeaching Obama in an election season. Despite the fact that Ron Paul makes a compelling case for this action. I can think of no other president who has given the order to kill an American citizen except for Barack Hussein Obama.

  4. Sayingwhatneedsaying says:

    Wrong!!!! This is one case where President Obama should get an award!

  5. feminazi says:

    I was unaware Mr. Obama had the legal authority to kill Americans? Now, whether or not this Anwar al-Awlaki became a radicalized Muslim or not, he is still an American citizen and everything I’ve read says he never renounced his American citizenship. If this is allowed to stand, then where do we draw the line? Perhaps, next Mr. Obama will give the order to kill Andrew Breitbart?

  6. Joe in Colorado says:

    Woodcliffe raises a very important point. Why would Obama kill someone who could provide a rich treasure trove of intelligence that could benefit the security of the United States? His approach to national security is as poorly thought through as was Bush’s approach. We need better leadership from on high. Obama just isn’t up to the job.

  7. TLR says:

    Barack is Bush-lite. I want a president, like Paul, who will make decisions based on the constitution, and who will think things through before sending out a hit on a US-born terror suspect. I voted for Obama in 2008, but am switching parties to vote for Paul in 2012.

  8. DMason says:

    Obama started off well and quickly took a nose dive. He’s a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wall Street and the banks. Look at his cabinet. Goldman Sachs rules supreme. The way Obama abandoned Elizabeth Warren because Wall Street complained is appalling. I hope he’s a one termer. He’s done nothing for me.

  9. Marcus Ybanez says:

    It’s a shame Obama has drawn on Reagan as the architect for his presidency.

    Michelangelo wrote, “The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” This is Obama’s truth.

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