Anwar al-Awlaki is an American hiding in Yemen. Tied to the Fort Hood shooting and Christmas Day bomber, he is thought to be plotting attacks on the US. In fighting the war on terror, the Obama administration has put him on the kill-or-capture list.
The Obama administration says it will use lethal force against Anwar al-Awlaki, an American hiding in Yemen who is thought to be plotting terrorist attacks against the US.
“Awlaki is a proven threat,” a US official told Reuters news agency. “He’s being targeted.”
A report Wednesday in The New York Times indicated that what triggered US officials putting the Muslim cleric on the kill-or-capture list was their determination that he was not only inciting attacks against the US but also “participating” in them.
“By making that declaration, the administration has at least admitted the possibility that the fundamental obligation of the executive to protect the American people trumps the basic right to life of that individual,” says Mr. Newton.
CBO chief says debt 'unsustainable'
The nation’s fiscal path is “unsustainable,” and the problem “cannot be solved through minor tinkering,” the head of the Congressional Budget Office said.
Elmendorf noted a recent CBO report that pegged an increase in the public debt from $7.5 trillion at the end of 2009 to $20.3 trillion at the end of 2020 if President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2011 budget were to be implemented as written. As a percentage of gross domestic product, the debt would rise from 53 percent to 90 percent, CBO forecasted. The last time the percentage was that high was right after World War II.
“If at the end of the day we need to raise taxes, we should raise taxes,” Volcker said.
“These choices are difficult, and it always seems easier to put them off — until the day they cannot be put off anymore,” Bernanke said.
New era for Russia-U.S. relations
Like so many people around the world, including Americans after 9/11, we Russians are now painfully reminded of our common vulnerability when confronting a ruthless cause that has no respect for human life.