Anwar al-Awlaki

Disney, Too

Ammar al-Awlaki’s Facebook page has it all: an alleged assassination attempt, Disney movie fandom, a meeting with a spy—and Awlaki’s older brother, the notorious al Qaeda recruiter.

Anwar al-Awlaki inspired terrorist acts and was certainly dangerous, but President Obama must explain the goals of his drone war to the nation—and the ethical rules that guide him in targeting U.S. citizens and others abroad. For more coverage, Richard Miniter argues that not only was the killing legal—it was wise.