Well, this appears to have happened at last. Some choice quotes from the article:
He was one of the most dangerous men alive, apparently.
He was credited with inspiring or directing at least four plots on US soil in recent years - is that more or less than the FBI?
Now we know that his fingerprints are also all over failed plots to target British and European interests - well, uh, metaphorical fingerprints. Rhetoric is dangerous!
The US president, Barack Obama, authorised a request to target Awlaki in April last year, making him the first US citizen to be a legal target for assassination in the post-9/11 years.