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Media, Ron Paul Stress "American-Born" for Dead Terrorist

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RUSH: What do you see in every story? "American-born." American-born! Why do you think such a big deal is being made out of that in the Drive-By Media? ... Even as we speak, Barack Hussein Obama -- the floundering president of the United States -- is spiking the ball, dancing in the end zone, in Fort Meyers, Florida, about how he killed al-Aulaqi. Yeah, it's time to get those poll numbers back up. This is Bin Laden II here. Now, the ACLU is not happy that this terrorist has been killed. The headline for the top story at the ACLU website is: "American Citizen Anwar Al-Aulaqi Killed Without Judicial Process." They're upset. The ACLU is upset at Obama taking out an American citizen like this without due process.

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RUSH: I'm told that I didn't close the loop on my comment that all the news reports are talking about Al-Awlaki being American born.  Every news story leads with that fact, that he was American born.  Why do you think that is?  Let me just ask you Snerdley, why do you think it's such a big deal to the media?  No!  No!  You're sounding like Ron Paul.  Snerdley says because Obama killed him without any charges, without any due process.  That's what Ron Paul said.  Grab audio sound bite 27.  This is Manchester, New Hampshire this morning at a campaign event, Ron Paul talking to reporters about the death of the American born Anwar Al-Awlaki.  Reporters said, "Overnight Al-Awlaki was killed, confirmed by the US government.  What do you think about that?  Is that a victory for President Obama?" 

PAUL:  Al Awlaki was born here. He's an American citizen. He was never tried or charged for any crimes. Nobody knows if he ever killed anybody. We know that he might have been associated with the underwear bomber. But, if the American people accept this blindly and casually, we now have an accepted practice of the president assassinating people who he thinks are bad guys. I think it's sad.

RUSH:  No due process.  No charges.  Never tried.  Nobody knows if he ever killed anybody.  We know that he might have been associated with the underwear bomber, and the Fort Hood guy.  But we don't know, we just wipe him out with a drone, jet missile or what have you.  Not cool.  The reason they refer to him as American born, isn't this obvious?  In the first place, I'm not going to read his bio to you.  We only have an hour left here and I don't want to bore you, but there's nothing American about the guy. 

If you go through the bio, and I'm really not going to take the time here, just don't doubt me on this.  There is and was nothing American about this guy.  But the reason they're calling him "American-born" is the message is, "See, see?  Not all the terrorists are in the Middle East.  Terrorists are right here in America," meaning, "We grow them, too," meaning, "We inspire terrorism.  It's not just those people over there.  We've got our own terrorists here."  It's politically correct.  It's an attempt to blunt the notion that all terrorism originates in the Middle East.  American-born.  There have been a bunch of these American guys and the fact that they were American born, in some cases raised, is always front and center.  Fascinating thing.

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