Killing children is part of the American ideal. It’s who we are, says Obama.
On behalf of the democrats on the SSIC Sen. Dianne Feinstein released a report describing what she called “torture.” There has been much harrumphing about what is and what is not consistent with American values and what we stand for as Americans.
Torture is “contrary to our values” says Barack Obama:
President Obama said Tuesday he hopes a Senate report detailing “troubling” CIA interrogation practices will help the U.S. prevent actions “contrary to our values” in the future.
“One of the strengths that makes America exceptional is our willingness to openly confront our past, face our imperfections, make changes and do better,” the president said in a statement issued shortly after the release of the report.
That is why I unequivocally banned torture when I took office, because one of our most effective tools in fighting terrorism and keeping Americans safe is staying true to our ideals at home and abroad.
It was the dog whistle that summoned the left to bark its outrage in concert.
Osama Bin Laden could have been captured alive, but they just killed him outright. Ever wonder why? Barack Obama has pursued a course that frees him from worrying about the treatment of detainees. He doesn’t capture any, he just kills them. It’s much tidier and voters don’t seem to mind. Then again, there is no gaining any intelligence information from them either. There’ll be no slapping them in the face, no speaking to them rudely and no forcing them to listen to AC/DC. Much better, unless you’re a child.
You can’t help but wonder why the left is so fired up about speaking rudely to genuinely bad people and not other US actions- such as burning and dismembering of children in Obama drone strikes.
The Obama regime claims its drone strikes have been subject to rigorous review:
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Monday offered its first extensive explanation of how American officials decide when to use drones to kill suspected terrorists — a tactic that the government often treats as a classified secret even though it is widely known around the world.
“Yes, in full accordance with the law — and in order to prevent terrorist attacks on the United States and to save American lives — the United States government conducts targeted strikes against specific Al Qaeda terrorists, sometimes using remotely piloted aircraft, often referred to publicly as drones,” John O. Brennan, President Obama’s top counterterrorism adviser, said before the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Have a look at the effects of death from the sky on children:
One man described the reaction to the sound of the drones as “a wave of terror” coming over the community.
“Children, grown-up people, women, they are terrified. . . . They scream in terror.”(p. 81)
-Interviewees also reported a loss of appetite as a result of the anxiety theyfeel when drones are overhead. Ajmal Bashir, an elderly man who has lost both relatives and friends to strikes, said that
“every person— women,children, elders – they are all frightened and afraid of the drones
. . .
[W]hen [drones] are flying, they don’t like to eat anything . . . because they are too afraid of the drones.” Another man explained that, “We don’t eat properly on those days [when strikes occur] because we know an innocent Muslim was killed.
. We are all unhappy and afraid.” (p. 84)
Is this not the left’s very definition of torture?
Obama personally selects the targets and is ultimately responsible for the collateral damage. i.e. dead children.
America’s drone war “radicalises foot soldiers, tribes and entire villages in our region.”
– Pakistan Ambassador to the United States Sherry Rehman, July 2012
The left says depriving the really bad people of sleep is awful. What do you call this?
Where’s the outrage?