Friday, May 24, 2013

So, Let Me Get This Straight...

Obama to address drones, Gitmo in security speech
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is set to at least partially lift the veil of secrecy surrounding U.S.-directed drone strikes around the world, a key component of counterterrorism strategy, as he outlines the contours of the continuing threat to American security.
On the eve of the president's speech at the National Defense University, the Obama administration revealed for the first time that a fourth American citizen had been killed in secretive drone strikes abroad. The killings of three other Americans in counterterror operations since 2009 were not widely known before a letter from Attorney General Eric Holder to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy acknowledged the four deaths.
Under the current administration, American citizens have been killed by drone strikes. The IRS has gone after the ideological opponents of the president and his party. The government has spied on reporters (who, not for nothing, are extraordinarily sympathetic to the current administration). Terrorists are still detained at Guantanamo Bay. We're still at war in Afghanistan (and extending troops elsewhere in the world) - although we "ended" the war in Iraq (but still have troops there).

They told me this would happen if I voted for John McCain. And Mitt Romney.

Meanwhile, the terrorist organization that the administration has called "on its heels" is still out plotting against the US and her allies. North Korea rattles her sabre with the spectre of nuclear attack. Bombing attacks on US soil - not to mention shootings clumsily disguised as "workplace violence" - bear the hallmarks of terrorist attacks. Our allies also find themselves the target of these same "heeled" terrorists - bomb attacks, shootings, and even public beheadings.

Naturally, public enemy number one in the eyes of the Obama administration is the Tea Party.

At what point does the left turn into a full blown caricature of itself? They're eagerly cheering on a man who makes Richard Nixon look honorable - Nixon may have tried to cover up the Watergate break-in, but at least no one died there. The US Embassy in Benghazi saw four Americans dead - and while it's a lead pipe cinch that the Obama administration lied over the cause of the attack, it's possible they covered up the fact that they denied assistance to the embattled embassy. Coverups. IRS audits. Drone strikes on US citizens. These are the sorts of things leftists worked themselves into a frenzy accusing Bush of doing.

Yet now, the sound of crickets is positively deafening.

That is all.

5 comments:

Old NFO said...

Yep, appease the enemy; accuse the true Americans... Got it...

Bubblehead Les. said...

And why you were sleeping, it turns out that Obama's Pentagon Pussies are ASKING for ANOTHER round of Base Closings.

Must be nice to be able to predict the Future to the point that the Political Generals are willing to obey their Fearless Leader and Gut the Military even more.

So what's a 50% reduction of a 50% reduction of a 50% reduction....

notDilbert said...


12 1/2% of the orginal number...

But Obama promised that one of the first things he would do when he was in charge would be to close Getmo .....



So I guess we are still waiting for hom to be in charge of the goverment.

Stretch said...

"Obama administration revealed for the first time that a fourth American citizen had been killed in secretive drone strikes abroad."

That wasn't informative.
That was a warning.

Jay G said...

The transparency and hypocrisy of the left knows no bounds.

IMAGINE the news had one of George Bush's drone strikes killed ONE American.

I mean, it was front page news for WEEKS about Valerie Plame. A "covert" CIA agent (so covert she posed for Vanity Fair) allegedly "outed" by Scooter Libby, and this was evidence of the Bush Regime CRUSHING DISSENT like the Gestapo.

Obama sics the IRS on the Tea Party, and we get a massive collective yawn.

It wasn't until the Obama administration went full retard and started eavesdropping on the AP that they started waking up, and even then, only because it was their ox being turned into sacred cow burger...