Those same sanctimonious claims of righteous indignation were used to elect President Obama, but Obama voters accepted the expansion of Bush’s Drone Warfare as being unavoidable. There was no need to march and call Obama a “Baby Killer; after all, he had already won a Nobel Prize for Peace. No, the Obama Voters remain silent… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Yemen
Barack Obama brushed away what appeared to be tears during his speech in Newtown CT in the aftermath of the massacre. The Washington Post slobbered all over itself slobbering over Obama: President Obama, so often cool and unemotional, struggled to maintain his composure Friday as he addressed a nation reeling from a mass shooting at… Read more »
Obama’s Chickens Coming Home To Roost
A measure of the effectiveness of foreign policy is the number of attacks on a country’s embassies and foreign-service workers. On Thursday in Yemen, a senior Yemeni official, Kareem Aklan, an employee of the United States Embassy was assassinated on his way to work.
Members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, chaired by Senator John Kerry, have circulated a bipartisan letter asking for “an accounting of the attacks against U.S. missions in Egypt, Libya, and Yemen,” from President Obama. The Senators also want to know what advance warnings the administration had of the attacks and whether the administration shared that information with the personnel involved in the attacks.
Not everyone on the left were fooled into pulling the lever for Obama in 2008, as the anti-war candidate who would end the war(s) and bring our troops home. Yet pull the lever they did when the alternative was John McCain (although if it were Ron Paul in ’08, perhaps the Code Pink vote would have gone to the GOP). Some on the anti-war left read between the lines of Senator Obama’s rhetoric, yet were willing to take a gamble on “hope and change” after 8 years of “Bush’s wars”.
But now that they’ve experienced almost 4 years of an Obama presidency in action, how much has actually changed and how much has stayed the course?
Do you recall a time, a few years back, when the media wouldn’t shut up about a supposed outing of a agent? Yup, the left and the media were pissed.
I bet you could just imagine the firestorm of coverage that would result if instead of a former Secretary of State leaking a name it was our President….right?
-Jose Rodriguez, ex-CIA chief and author of Hard Measures
While arguments are being made regarding the value of kills over capture…there’s also something satisfying about “swifter” forms of justice that do not drag out for years and years at taxpayers’ expense, along with making a mockery of our justice system.
When Ahmadinejad suggested that 9/11 wasn’t caused by al Qaeda but by the U.S. government, who else other than We the People of the United States took offense? Why, al Qaeda in Yemen, no less, in the 7th issue of Inspire Magazine for Jihadis:
We are now engaged in another great illegal war, this one is in Yemen; relax, we are only killing Al Qaeda operatives and civilians, since Obama was elected with a 6% landslide margin and has the unflinching support of American Socialists, he is not bound by the usual rules that govern presidents. The war is classified so only the readers of the New York Times and Flopping Aces know about it; however, the relatives of civilians killed in the kinetic actions have probably put the pieces together. We are striking at militant leaders with armed drones and fighter jets, so in Obama’s unique definition of war and Nobel Peace Prize qualification, it narrowly misses being designated as a war, there is also a growing power vacuum in a nation we consider to be an ally.
When Barack Obama went to war on Libya he cited the War Powers Act as his justification for doing so.
A few days ago, on March 22, President Barack Obama informed Congress formally about his unilateral decision to assist in the coalition of nations protecting rebel forces and civilians in Libya from attack from Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s loyalist troops.