I have absolutely no problem with killing them. They are enemies of the United States who want to kill other Americans. They deserve no more consideration than Bonnie and Clyde did with police officers who ambushed their car in 1934 and riddled it (and them) with bullets. Bonnie and Clyde were Americans too....just like Machine Gun Kelly, Ma Barker, John Dillinger and many other criminals who were shot dead by police -- horrrors, without a trial! Without a court order! Without being read their Miranda rights! Without being appointed a defense attorney!
Lawrence Auster writes common sense about the matter:
The hysteria about “killing Americans” -- Both the left and the opportunistic, anti-Obama right are having conniptions about Obama’s claim to have the right to kill “American citizens,” or, more simply, to kill “Americans.” It’s a fraudulent issue, just as the overheated complaints about the killing of the “American” Anwar Awlaki in Yemen a couple of years ago were fraudulent. The individuals whom Obama claims the power to kill by drone are members of al Qaeda, people who are waging terrorist war against the United States...Read it all here.
Americans, particularly conservatives, tend to be fanatically legalistic in their thinking and fail to see substantive reality. Thus they absurdly demanded a legal proceeding stripping Awlaki of his citizenship or finding him guilty of treason before he could be killed by drone in Yemen.