Holder: Drone strikes have killed 4 Americans since 2009
May 22nd, 2013
04:56 PM ET
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Holder: Drone strikes have killed 4 Americans since 2009

Washington (CNN) - Counterterrorism drone strikes have killed four Americans overseas since 2009, Attorney General Eric Holder acknowledged on Wednesday.

In a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, Holder said the United States specifically targeted and killed one U.S. citizen, al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen, and knew about three other Americans who had been killed in counter-terror drone strikes.


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  1. RWB1956

    Change border to mind.

    May 22, 2013 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  2. The Elephant in the Room

    For all those Republicans that joined Rand Paul`s filibuster against the use of drones against Americans, I`ll be looking to the press to LAMBAST them if they speak out of both sides of their mouths. What Attorney General Holder has done is raise the bar for the use of drone strikes. If these GOPTP`ers are consisted they will laud this action by the administration. However, now that the WH has checkmated the opposition, don`t bet on bipartisan support.

    May 22, 2013 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  3. J.V.Hodgson

    "One serial poster........only intended for sane people to answer"
    How do you define sane, my guess only those that agree with your unproven comments.
    FYI I agree with serial poster and I can guarantee I'm not insane, But listening your drivel and people like you is enough ( almost) to drive us all insane!! LOL

    May 23, 2013 12:42 am at 12:42 am |
  4. Thomas

    @Liberal Sense (Or lack thereof)
    Democrats only have themselves to hate for all these scandals. Anyd there's so many of them.

    Romney Lost !

    Say hi to truth hurts for me.

    May 23, 2013 12:52 am at 12:52 am |
  5. Name king

    Hey were their a war against alquaida, or there wasn't. Lesson folks shit hits the fan when we've got folks that are trying to kill or destroy the american way of life, so if you take up arms against this country, or even socialize with those who means to do us harm, I am sorry folks, but this is one of the few times i would think like a republican and be a warmungerer. Running the most powerful and complicated country on this planet is hell sometimes, on one hand you've got the dems shouting to scale back, and on the other hand the repub shouting your too week, I think this president is operating in the middle ground.

    May 23, 2013 01:59 am at 1:59 am |
  6. Marie MD

    As opposed to how many Americans killed by these barbarians? Let's start with any bombing in NY, or anywhere else, prior to 9/11 and start counting from over 3,000.
    You renounce your US citizenship when you join terrorists groups bent on destroying your country of birth.
    Too bad.

    May 23, 2013 07:00 am at 7:00 am |
  7. Tony

    All you nutjobs on this post just shutup because anyone who want to harm America whether they are foreign or domestic will be stopped by a drone or soldier,you guys are just angry because Obama is doing it. As an Obama supporter i feel good that he is sticking it to those jerks.

    May 23, 2013 07:59 am at 7:59 am |
  8. Tony

    you did not get what sniffit is trying to tell you, "you'd be dead" think about it oh! i forget you right wingers never think for yourselves, you know what let fox news explain it to you.

    May 23, 2013 08:09 am at 8:09 am |
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