I get a kick out of the left and the right sometimes. I am saying this, because of this story right here.
Via NBC News:
A confidential Justice Department memo concludes that the U.S. government can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or “an associated force” — even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S.
The 16-page memo, a copy of which was obtained by NBC News, provides new details about the legal reasoning behind one of the Obama administration’s most secretive and controversial polices: its dramatically increased use of drone strikes against al-Qaida suspects abroad, including those aimed at American citizens, such as the September 2011 strike in Yemen that killed alleged al-Qaida operatives Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan. Both were U.S. citizens who had never been indicted by the U.S. government nor charged with any crimes.
…and of course, an all out whine-fest started on the left and the right. Which totally cracks this independent blogger up. My question to the left whiners is this; are you not the same people that bitched and whined for 8 solid years about a war that was basically started over a false premise? I mean, I happen to be one of the bloggers, who sat and wrote about how damned horrible this war in Iraq really was and how it was senseless that we were sending American soldiers to die in some foreign land, because George W. Bush was given some bad intelligence, as we all know now. You see, I started blogging in 2006, as a left of center blogger; and I remember how the left used that war as their pet issue. Those same people quickly dropped that issue, when President Obama took office.
These same people are now complaining, because the United States has the ability now to send in unmanned drones to do the dirty work, without having to send in groups of troops to risk getting killed. Wake up and smell the coffee people, you do not want terrorists blowing stuff up in your cities, and you do not want war; but yet, when technology makes a way for the USA to get rid of the terrorists, without war, without our Country’s boots on the ground — you complain about it! Here’s the memo — stop your silly bellyaching and be glad we have a way to get rid of these terrorists, who want to kill you and your little puppy dog too.
Now, as for the right; I really find this one to be particularly hilarious as well. The right is in full on, “Oh no! Obama has drones and because he is black and a democrat, he might just use it on we white Conservatives!” Well, that is not exactly what they are saying; but it is basically what they are thinking. My question to these uppity white people, who are so scared of this black President, because he happens to have drones in the air, ridding the world of Islamic Terrorists is this; where in the heck were you idiots, when Bush was doing this same very damned thing? You were praising him, that is what! But, because Obama is black and is a Democrat, the Conservative concern tolls are out in full force.
Again, I hate to be such an a-hole about this; but I have blogging for 7 long years people and this here really cracks me up. The steaming pile of hypocrisy on the left and the right both stink to the high heavens. Sometimes, some people just need to truly shut the hell up and be glad that the American Government is protecting us and not having to kill our American soldiers in the process.
That is all…
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