NYT: U.S. Formally Admits Killing 4 Americans In Drone Strikes
What better example of Obama’s profound hypocrisy than how he had sought to provide apprehended terrorists detained at Guantanamo with constitutional rights, even as he now summarily executes American citizens abroad.
Did a scumbag like Anwar al-Awlaki need killing? Obviously, the answer is a resounding yes. Despite any American citizenship, terrorists like al-Awlaki clearly meet the definitions of treason. Yet, to identify anything remotely connected with Islam—even so reprehensible a character as al-Awlaki—as being treasonous would openly equate Muslims with sedition and betrayal. That, of course, would utterly contradict Obama’s Herculean efforts to portray Islam as the happy clappy Religion of Peace. [spit]
So, it’s better to just quietly go about killing Americans with overseas drone strikes while adamantly refusing to name the real enemy. But don’t think for one minute that devoutly anti-American scum being detained at Gitmo shouldn’t be given every last constitutional protection and benefit of the doubt.
There is an old Confucian maxim:
"The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper name."
If there is one thing that Obama obstinately denies Americans, it is the rightful naming of Islam as the undying enemy of liberty and freedom. This continues to go on, even though he has sought to mantle our nation’s dire enemies with constitutional protections like habeas corpus. Yet, when it comes to something so disturbing as our government’s summary execution of American citizens abroad the sole response is, “Move along, folks. Nothing to see here.”
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