Ronald Reagan was right in his famous quote about terrorists "you can run but you can't hide". While it made a great sound bite, it was more subtle than that and remains the cornerstone of US policy a generation later. The "you can't hide" part means that you literally can't hide behind a US passport, G8 passport (the Canadian khadr in Gitmo, let him rot there forever), a mansion in terrorist friendly Pakistan, remote lawless places like Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan, your wealth, etc.
Incredibly some apologists have tried to take a revisionist stance and rehabilitate al-Awlaki posthumously using sleight of hand and saying he wasn't involved in the detailed planning of Fort Hood, the Christmas Day bombing, the Chicago synagogue mail bombs, etc. He was close enough to it. He was a willing participant in his own special way. Like Bush said in the days after 9/11 - we will make no distinction between terrorists and those who support terrorists directly or indirectly. So the Bush doctrine also applies to al-Awlaki.
uh oh, it looks like Canada's low birth rate has caught up to us. we are facing near term fiscal disaster as large numbers look to drop out of the taxpaying workforce and become net tax recipients through government pensions, government health care and government prescription drugs. The math is inescapable and I think there will be a lot of angry and disappointed people of all age groups. In Canada today 100 grandparents produce 79 children who produce 62 grandchildren. With these upside down family tree I can't see how the taxes of the grandchildren can be expected to carry this load while also having anything for themselves to actually live on or have their own families. Something is gonna give and it may get ugly.
That was weird the USA Canada fence. uh I guess so. How many terrorists in USA have originated from Canada? of all the millions of crossings into USA from Canada. basically none. Seems like a waste of time and money.