During a Tuesday broadcast of Current TV’s “The Young Turks With Cenk Uygur,” the show’s host had something of a mini-meltdown as he discussed the details of the military drone strike responsible for the deaths of top al-Qaeda official Anwar al-Awlaki and al-Awlaki’s 16-year-old son.
“Would you believe me if I told you that there was a U.S. teenager who grew up in Denver, who was executed without a trial with a drone strike?” Uygur shouted.
“Well, you might believe me if I told you ‘yeah, he was Muslim and he happened to be in Yemen and he was 16-years-old and he was the son of Anwar al-Awlaki.’ Now does that make it any better?” he, again, shouted.
Uygur then showed a Fox exclusive video of the 16-year-old boy.
“Militant?” the Current TV host yelled. “Militant! And you’re going to give a medal to the guy who killed him for bravery? When he was sitting in New Mexico or wherever he was and when he pushed the button?”
Seriously, do Uygur’s headphones need to be turned up? We can hear just fine. Please stop shouting.
“You know our government won’t even tell us if we meant to kill him or not!” he added.
“When Eric Holder was asked to explain [why a 16-year-old was killed in the drone strike] he said ‘well, it’s okay. We don’t have to give these guys trials. Due process is not necessarily judicial process,’” Uygur said. “‘In other words, we got together at the executive branch and decided bombs away!’” he added.