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Top Obama Advisor to Abdulrahman al-Awlaki: If You Had a Better Father, You Wouldn’t Have Died

Robert Gibbs, senior campaign advisor for President Obama, justified the death of 16-year-old American citizen Abdulrahman al-Awlaki when asked about the issue following the Hofstra University presidential debate on October 15.

The remarks are the fist acknowledgement by the Obama Administration of the younger al-Awlaki’s death.

“I would suggest that you should have a far more responsible father if they’re truly concerned about the well-being of their children. I don’t think being an al-Qaeda, jihadist terrorist is the best way to go about doing your business,” were Gibbs’ words to a We Are Change reporter, seemingly phrased as advice for the deceased teenage boy.

Now blaming the kid for his father’s actions is a far different thing than blaming the father for putting the kid in a dangerous situation. But let’s assume he meant the latter, for Gibbs’ sake. Continue reading