It is pretty obvious why the Gitmo crowd is pretty quiet now a days considering the expanded use of the drone program being used by the Obama administration that can now even target US citizens:
The Obama administration’s secret legal memorandum that opened the door to the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born radical Muslim cleric hiding in Yemen, found that it would be lawful only if it were not feasible to take him alive, according to people who have read the document.
The memo, written last year, followed months of extensive interagency deliberations and offers a glimpse into the legal debate that led to one of the most significant decisions made by President Obama — to move ahead with the killing of an American citizen without a trial.
The secret document provided the justification for acting despite an executive order banning assassinations, a federal law against murder, protections in the Bill of Rights and various strictures of the international laws of war, according to people familiar with the analysis. The memo, however, was narrowly drawn to the specifics of Mr. Awlaki’s case and did not establish a broad new legal doctrine to permit the targeted killing of any Americans believed to pose a terrorist threat. [NY Times]
These legal memos sound just like the legal memos the Bush administration used to justify enhanced interrogation. Just for the record I agree with the targeting of al-Awlaki I am just pointing out how the usual suspects like Amnesty International on there front page has nothing to say about the current US President ordering the assassination of a US citizen but when President Bush authorized enhanced interrogation and military tribunals they had stories and activist campaigns for years against it.