When you're arguing with waxturd you have to realize that his objective isn't truth, its taking the most idiotic position possible to garner attention. In this case if Obama HADN'T ok'd the attack then<quoted text>
Okay, let's go over the salient facts one more time.
Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan were engaged in hostile acts against the United States aiding and abetting Al Qaeda and actively recruiting terrorists. In taking these actions they essentially renounced their citizenship.
Capturing them and bringing them to trial was not a viable option due to where they ensconced themselves.
Allowing them to continue these hostile actions was also not a viable option.
Awlaki's son was travelling with a group of Al Qaeda operatives when he was killed and there's no evidence that he was intentionally targeted . When you travel with a bad crowd sometimes bad things happen to you.
There's never been any evidence that water boarding ever produced useful intelligence. But more importantly you're creating a false equivalency between someone already in custody and no longer a danger and someone actively avoiding capture and still a menace. A police officer can and in fact has the duty to use deadly force against a suspect resisting arrest and deemed to be a danger to the public. Once a suspect is in custody the rules change and the individual has certain rights under the Constitution.
waxturd and his loony friends would be screaming "Where was Obama when we had the chance to take out Anwar al-Awlaki?". Sound familiar?