Tom Junod is Writer at Large for Esquire magazine. Follow him on twitter: @TomJunod
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Monday, October 22, 2012
The Lethal Debate: Questions About Killing
The question that should be asked in tonight's foreign-policy debate won't be. The question that should be asked would have to do with the killing of American citizens in the name of foreign policy, and would go something like this: "President Obama, just over a year ago an American drone killed a 16-year-old American citizen named Abdulrahman al-Awlaki. Despite your personal involvement in America's targeted killing programs, you have never acknowledged nor addressed the circumstances of his death.