It appears that “President” Obama shares the contemptible immorality of Ayatolla Khomeini. Khomeini outraged every decent person by this act:
The Satanic Verses controversy concerns Salman Rushdie‘s novel The Satanic Verses. In particular it involves the novel’s alleged blasphemy or unbelief; the 1989 fatwa issued by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini ordering Muslims to kill Rushdie . . .
The controversy was notable for being the first time in modern times a government had publicly called for the killing of a private individual in a foreign country…
According to the NY Times, Obama has now done exactly the same thing:
The Obama administration has taken the extraordinary step of authorizing the targeted killing of an American citizen, the radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who is believed to have shifted from encouraging attacks on the United States to directly participating in them, intelligence and counterterrorism officials said Tuesday.
This, apparently, is the “freedom” that U.S. soldiers are defending. It is the government’s “freedom” to murder U.S. citizens anywhere, any time, without trials or juries. Soldiers who protect and defend this “freedom” dishonor the uniform we have stupidly allowed them to wear.