Unlike the press briefings that followed the killing of Osama bin Laden, White House press secretary Jay Carney largely refused to answer questions about the U.S.-led drone attack that killed Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born radical Islamic preacher turned propaganda chief for al-Qaida, in Yemen on Friday.
“This is a significant fact, that al-Awlaki is dead,” Carney told reporters. “Questions about the circumstances about his death . . . I’m not going to get into.”