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The U.S. has gone farther than Israel

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Submitted by Alan (United States), Oct 5, 2010 at 13:23

Mr. Pipes, thanks for your cogent comment that targeting Norris is evil while targeting Awlaki is a moral, defensive response, and for your pointing out the inconsistency of the U.S. government targeting Awlaki while denying Israel's right to target individual terrorists. The inconsistency, however, is even more glaring than what you present. Awlaki is a U.S. citizen, was born on the U.S. mainland, and is eligible to run for president of the U.S. So far as I am aware, the State of Israel has never targeted its own citizens.

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