A quick update . . . .
For those who were interested in my December 26th post on whether the arrest power should have been used against Anwar Awlaki in 2002: the Yemeni government has concluded that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab probably met with Awlaki shortly before launching his attempted attack on the Northwest airliner. That raises the stakes in deciding whether Awlaki should have been arrested in 2002; it does not, of course, alter the complex legal and ethical issues that surround the decision not to arrest him.