In today’s late-coming admission that the Obama Administration has assassinated four American citizens with drone strikes, Attorney General Eric Holder described the death of one of those four, 16-year-old Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, as a “mistake.”
A mistake is when you write “2012” instead of “2013.”
A mistake is when you make change for a ten instead of a twenty.
A mistake is when you back into another car.
But — as Mr. Obama would say — let me be clear: Targeting a 16-year-old who is accused of no crime for death by bomb in a specific attack two weeks after his father was assassinated is not a mistake.
That’s what we call murder.