The casual way that Americans are shredding their liberties is breathtaking. Rights that have been revered as the nation's spiritual heirloom for 225 years are cast aside like so many disposable keepsakes.
This kind of a pairing often works in the movies -- the experienced partner brings knowledge and skill, while the new partner brings idealism. The danger, however, is that this becomes an altogether different kind of movie.
There's no doubt that we've grown distrustful of our government lately, and with good reason. However, I find it hard to peg Anwar al-Aulaqi as anything other than a very serious threat to our national security.