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Obama, drones, and the
blissful ignorance of Americans

The Week, by Matt K. Lewis

Original Article

Posted By:StormCnter, 2/7/2013 4:14:41 AM

A leaked Department of Justice memo outlining the legal rationale for President Obama´s aggressive drone policy has sparked a heated debate — much of it centered on President Obama´s apparent hypocrisy. After all, Obama spent much of the 2008 campaign criticizing George W. Bush´s policies on Guantanamo Bay and the waterboarding of three terrorists. And now he´s okay with killing al-Qaeda-affiliated U.S. citizens without due process? During one drone strike, a 16-year-old American was killed. You may write this off as collateral damage, but had this happened on George W. Bush´s watch, you can bet it would have dominated headlines

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Deedo, 2/7/2013 5:10:52 AM     (No. 9162970)

Fascists deal in violence as a matter of course. Come to heel, or else.

At some point, quantitative easing will result in the destruction of the dollar. The only thing preventing it is... further quantitative easing (which will only magnify the damage eventually).

When hyper inflation hits in about two years, Obama will move to suspend the constitution completely. And with the hollowing out of the military; who will stop him? The press?


Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/7/2013 6:59:40 AM     (No. 9163015)

I really don´t get what the glue is that´s holding the liberal base together on Obama other than the republicans are worse. He really hasn´t delivered on what most of his voters voted for,other people´s money.

Essentially his fiscal cliff tax increase will all go to Sandy relief ,so no check there. Now he wants another tax increase to stave off sequester cuts.
He hasn´t delivered on so called equality because equality is earned not handed out by the government,so that crowd were suckers.


   

 

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