wow. i can't say much more without repeating myself again....which at my age, i do a lot anyway :-)
maybe i wasn't clear so i'll try one more time.
we have a constitution. it is the law of the land. it gives citizens certain protections FROM the government.
1. these were US citizens
2. despite what they have done, they were not charged with a crime.
3. this same government thought it was very important to extend constitutional rights to non-citizen terrorists.
so, removing the emotion from the situation, and acknowledging that these were really bad guys who needed to be dead. also acknowledging that our government has assassinated citizens before....
why did they not charge these guys? why did they not revoke their citizenship? why did they publicly announce that they were going to execute them? having done it, why did they publicly take credit for it?
when a country begins to justify breaking it's own laws....for the good of the people/country, where might this lead? consider that many of us have been declared potential/actual terrorists. i must be on every single DHS list that exists. so are are many of you. it should give us all pause when something like this happens and everyone thinks it's ok....because these were really, really, bad guys.