Open thread May 30, 2012 Dan Crawford | May 30, 2012 8:42 am Tags: open thread Comments (7) | Digg Facebook Twitter |
NYT Report Suggests Obama Administration Functions As International Rogue – The New York Times lead article is a massive piece describing the President’s “kill list” of supposed “terrorists” — these are the people whom it’s okay for US forces, including drones, to kill with little or no effort to capture. The article describes the actions and “principles” of members of the Obama Administration, including the President himself, as they carry out their view of protecting America from the bad guys. That view essentially says they have the right to go after anyone in the world they deem a threat and kill them. And if needed, kill the people who happen to be around them. All the rest is details that one might find in another sequel to the Godfather. What the Times story describes is not a group of heroic patriots risking their lives to protect their homes and families but rather a group of protected, disconnected, and likely deluded men whose actions and justifications aren’t that different from the enemy they’ve so broadly defined and now so meticulously hunt out and kill, anywhere in the world. It’s too bad if innocent civilians happen to die in the effort, because they were too close to those on the “kill list,” but after all, what were they doing there?
in terms of lost causes, this one may be even more important than SS. unfortunately nothing will be done.
and he rode in on a white horse.
It is interesting to note that this was leaked by the DEMOCRATS to make Zero look bad to one of his most loyal constituencies – the super Libs.
this has nothing to do with making anyone “look bad” — what is wrong is wrong irregardless of party…
Sammy, it’s more likely conveyed to the NY Times to make Obama look bad-ass to others (not the super Libs). Support for the drone strikes was at 83 percent (approving of “The use of unmanned, “drone” aircraft against terrorist suspects overseas” in a February Post/ABC poll, at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/polls/postabcpoll_020412.html ). Support drops to 65 percent if the targeted suspect is an American citizen. Lately liberals are going after Obama on the issue, which he would see as an opportunity to publicize a policy that’s actually popular. It could backfire on him, of course.
I’ve heard that too. It’s possible ,but it is such an unflattering portrayal? rjs’s reaction is typical, and that is not good for O.
I’ve heard that too. It’s possible, but it is just such an unflattering portrayal. They could have made it more heroic. rjs’s reaction is typical, and that is not good for O.