I have been having a number of pretty depressing but spirited debates about the fact that Obama is assassinating people around the Middle East in numbers that might actually make George Bush blush including U.S. citizens.
I keep feeling like I’M the crazy one for being too “hung up” on things like the Bill of Rights or equivocating about assassinating thousands of people on questionable or even no evidence with robot planes.
Then I found this interview. It made me feel a little better. Please, please, please read it.
Finally, someone who posits that it shouldn’t be the responsibility of people who support the rule of law and international norms about war crimes and some VERY basic respect for national sovereignty and the Bill of Rights and so forth to justify themselves. It should VERY MUCH be up to those who would equivocate about these most basic things that help to keep in place a very hazy, half-assed line between a nominal democracy like the U.S. and nations that we have condemned throughout our history (even while funding and covertly supporting them a number of times).
“But the Supreme Court” and all that. I know, I know. I’m kind of tired of talking about this with people, so I thought I would just make a little clearinghouse of information and let people get as informed if they care to be. Please feel free to leave any reasonably thoughtful comments. I welcome discourse. Links below:
There’s plenty more if you can stand to poke around. Assassination is the new torture. This is the guy that “progressives” are going to pull the lever for. Hopefully everyone can get right with that. I suspect it will be all too easy. I’m gonna sit this one out myself.
P.S. Coming soon… Drones in U.S. airspace. Signed by Obama.