If we know his whereabouts well enough to target him with a drone we can certainly have the Yemeni pick him up and extradite him.<quoted text>
Zimmerman was in custody. If he would have run, he was capturable as he was in the US.
Are you suggesting (again) that we should send the cops to Yemen to arrest al-Alwaki. Invade Yemen? Wait until the Teen government catches him?
If during WWII we knew the exact location of Hitler & had drone technology, would you have a fit if we took out Adolf?
I now what you are attempting to say. We need some sort of methodology to classify certain bad people as "Wanted Dead or live". With National Security & CIA activities, this will never be public so I don't know what you want.
I do know this, choosing al-Alwaki as the poster boy for your argument is a terrible choice.
For me, if the COA Military think they have legitimate reasons & it is OK'd by the Administration, then send the drones.
For these terrorists, I like the Israeli philosophy, by stander casualties are the fault of the terrorist. They need to know they put their friends & families at risk when ever they are near to them. Of you buddy is a terrorist & you know it, you put yourself at risk when you are with them.
We can use drones & limit casualties or we can invade in all our war because there are never any innocent people killed in war or do nothing & allow Al Qaeda to dictate where those casualties are.
How do you know that one of the other guests at a wedding party you're attending isn't a target for US assassination?
I'm more than a bit surprised to see some of y'all taking the neocon position of absolute US Executive Branch authority over the entire world's population.