OK. But there's a principle here which is actually important.
The ACLU, the Libertarians, and Ron Paul all have reservations--and have been excoriated for them.
We might all agree that Al-Alawki was a traitor and terrorist. There's lots of evidence to support that.
Have you seen all the evidence?
See, the President of the US and various US intel outfits declared this jackwad to be a bad guy. Based on their declaration, the guy was eliminated.
Does the President of the US think that any other US citizens are "bad guys"? Can they pin something on those citizens, thus justifiying a Predator bombing?
If George Soros pulls a trillion-dollar 'short' on the USD, collapsing the country, is he a "bad guy"? Should he be eliminated on sight?
What about Andrew Breitbart, who is becoming more outspoken? If the President 'finds' that Breitbart is a traitor or 'terrorist'--on grounds and evidence which the President 'finds', but which no one else sees--should he be Predator-ed? What about the Catholic Bishops? Anti-abortion protesters?
There's the principle, folks.
As I said, we may all agree about Al-Alawki.
Much more from AmSpec on the precedent and principle.