Why the Dems went all-in on Obama’s drone wars
Why did so many Dems go all-in on Obama’s death-by-drone policy?
Easy: because Obama is a Democrat.
Remember the threats of trials for former Bush officials regarding enhanced interrogation? Recall the Obama principle of terrorism being a law enforcement issue that can be addressed in the courts? One doesn’t hear too much of those in these times.
Ignored are previous and sometimes principled Democrat policy disagreement, replaced with Presidential drone-death apologists like Dianne Feinstein, here leading along John Brennan in his recent Congressional testimony:
“And, so, Mr. Awlaki is not an American citizen by where anyone in America would be proud.”
Some New Yorker comment/questioning of Feinstein’s death-by-drone proposal:
“Proud,” “upstanding,” “so-called American”—is this the basis on which the Senate is judging fundamental questions of American rights and due process? Before the hearing, I wondered what picture of Americans we were supposed to have when we heard about the executive giving itself the power to kill them. Feinstein could hardly have given a less reassuring answer.
The Obama Administration, as far as we’ve seen in a leaked Department of Justice white paper, is making a contradictory case: it claims that it is deliberate and careful, acting only when it must to say lives. But, when challenged, it descends into emotion and an abandonment of law.
The lesson of lawlessness—and hubris—here is obvious. The Administration cannot admit its crimes, its wrongs, or even its contradictions, and if you don’t believe it, just ask chief apologist Jay Carney; somehow this license to kill difficulty will end up as the fault of
Congress Republicans. And waiving off such difficulties requires the help of deep-Blue state (and untouchable) Obama boosters, such as Feinstein, attempting to employ Jedi mind tricks in lieu of logic, law, and reason.
And yet while Feinstein doesn’t want you to have a 20-round 9mm clip, she’s OK with the President acting alone as policeman, judge, jury, and executioner. Welcome to the Imperial Presidency, where the king is law.
The bigger revelation? If, like Feinstein, you stand for nothing, you’ll fall for anything.
UPDATE. The last sentence should have read as follows: “If, like Feinstein, you represent only partisan politics, you’ll do anything.”
Posted on February 11, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged Democrat Fail, Dianne Feinstein, Drones, Imperial Presidency, John Brennan, New Yorker, Obama Fail, Terrorism. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.