Our foreign policy discussion on death by drone hasn’t reached the useful stage. Hasn’t even reached puberty. Assassination by remote is evil, terrorism is evil, but this is no better than trivial:
Is it okay to pour water on a terrorist’s face if it’s dropped from an unmanned drone?
Jim Treacher | Daily Caller
. . Water on the face: “You monsters. It’s the end of the republic!”
Hellfire missile in the face: “Whatever you think is best, Barry.”
These are not serious arguments. Jim Treacher’s an idiot.
For what it’s worth, I’m okay with both waterboarding and taking out terrorists with drone strikes, no matter where they were born. But then, I’m not the one who thinks it all depends on whether or not Bush did it. It’s almost as if lefties don’t really believe the things they harangue the rest of us about. It’s almost as if their only principle is obtaining and maintaining power.
The UAV programs we use to hold on to the presidency. Right. It’s all about you.
Killing Us Softly
Daniel Foster | National Review
Dear Mr. President,
I noticed that your administration leaked a white paper from the Justice Department outlining your purported authority to kill U.S. citizens abroad when you determine them to be “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaeda or “an associated force.” Since I was planning a trip abroad this spring, I thought I’d write to ask if you would please not kill me while I am there.
I should say that I sincerely wish you success with all of your other targeted killings. Honestly, I do. It’s not that I don’t want you to be able to rub out the folks you think need rubbing out, because that’s not my place — and, YOLO, right?
I’m smart! And as if I care.
I won’t pretend it’s an idiot’s place to push the nation into taking stock, morally, of how we behave. These people think ‘Barry’ reads their shit, that’s their shot at sophistication. But they both don’t want the program to succeed and don’t want the techno blasting to stop. Meanwhile, most of everything else Obama does is moral and fine and for that they’d kill him, if they could.