The NY Times posted a big story today about President Obama and his “kill lists.”
According to the story, Obama personally selects the “terrorists” in the Middle East for execution and then sends the remote control drones out after them.
Several other liberal media entities posted a rewrite of the Times story within minutes of the original Times story.
From ABC News –
…The Times noted that President Obama “embraced a disputed method for counting civilian casualties that did little to box him in. It in effect counts all military-age males in a strike zone as combatants, according to several administration officials, unless there is explicit intelligence posthumously proving them innocent.
Counterterrorism officials insist this approach is one of simple logic: people in an area of known terrorist activity, or found with a top Qaeda operative, are probably up to no good. But in interviews, three former senior intelligence officials expressed disbelief that the number could be so low.
The C.I.A. accounting has so troubled some administration officials outside the agency that they have brought their concerns to the White House. One called it ‘guilt by association’ that has led to ‘deceptive’ estimates of civilian casualties.”
The article goes on to describe how President Obama brings his own judgment to decisions about the Kill List. Early requirements that officials have “near certainty” that no innocents would be killed have fallen by the wayside…
Obama has “evolved” into this new “kill” mode that he is in. He’s now a real tough guy – killing by remote control.
Putin recently snubbed him at the NATO Summit because he holds Obama in such small regard but that story didn’t get a lot of play.
This NY Times story is pure propaganda. Obama is being portrayed as the final word in drone attacks because now it is a sign of strength and leadership.
In 2008, the liberals would have called these drone attacks evil, but with Obama in 2012, the liberals are using it as an image builder.
I’m just glad Obama’s not waterboarding anyone. That would be sooo much worse than assassinating people with drones.
I am not saying I am against the drone program, I am saying I am against the hypocrisy.