Thursday, April 08, 2010

I call him "Bush on steroids"

I said it then and I say it now - President Bush was wrong to use waterboarding. And he got excoriated for it by some quarters. So we got the hopey-changey stuff.


Glenn Greenwald at Salon and the NYTimes are reporting that King Obama has now publicly acknowledged that he's comfortable with assassinating an American:

No due process is accorded. No charges or trials are necessary. No evidence is offered, nor any opportunity for him to deny these accusations... Instead, in Barack Obama's America, the way guilt is determined for American citizens -- and a death penalty imposed -- is that the President, like the King he thinks he is, secretly decrees someone's guilt as a Terrorist. He then dispatches his aides to run to America's newspapers -- cowardly hiding behind the shield of anonymity which they're granted -- to proclaim that the Guilty One shall be killed on sight because the Leader has decreed him to be a Terrorist.

This is an insane policy. Where does he draw the line? What about when Joe Sixpack makes some offhand comment wishing someone simply dropped a bomb on "The Swamp" and got rid of all of them? Obviously, it's not right to say it. But I doubt Joe Sixpack is a terrorist and it certainly appears that The Chosen One believes he can read minds.

Frightening stuff IMO.

Also worth noting... if you read the "updates" at the bottom of the piece, it certainly appears that Obama outright lied when he ran for President.

Tim White

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have a different objection here.

Why are we discussing our covert operation strategy in the press?

These idiots are going to get us all killed