In his address to Congress on September 20, 2001, President Bush promised the American people, "Whether we bring our enemies to justice or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done."
Some important justice was brought to our enemies last week, as we found out moments ago. It didn't involve an indictment, Miranda warnings, the appointment of counsel, haggling over venue, and that sort of thing. It may outrage those who put an Alice-in-Wonderland version of due process ahead of winning the war that has been thrust upon us. If so, so much the better.
The Wall Street Journal reports this afternoon:
An unmanned drone strike last week in Pakistan apparently killed a top al Qaeda trainer who helped supervise December's suicide bombing at a Central Intelligence Agency post in Afghanistan, U.S. officials say. The strike on a suspected bomb-making facility in Miram Shah killed as many as 15 people, including Sadam Hussein Al Hussami, also known as Ghazwan Al-Yemeni, according to people familiar with the strike. The Obama administration doesn't comment on such attacks.
Congratulations and thanks to our military and intelligence forces. In one day, they brought about more real justice than the civil libertarian furrowed brow has brought about in ten years.