President Obama and his CIA Killing Program

Posted by PITHOCRATES - November 3rd, 2013

Week in Review

Democrats say Republicans want to kill women, children, seniors, everyone’s beloved grandmother, etc.  They keep saying this.  Yet there is no actual body count to back up these claims.  Unlike there is for President Obama (see Obama Told Aides He’s ‘Really Good At Killing People,’ New Book ‘Double Down’ Claims by Mollie Reilly posted 11/3/2013 on The Huffington Post).

A new book on the 2012 presidential campaign claims that President Barack Obama told aides that he is “really good at killing people.”

According to Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, the authors of Double Down: Game Change 2012, Obama made the comment while discussing drone strikes last year. CNN’s Peter Hamby noted the anecdote in his review of the book for the Washington Post.

While the White House has not commented on the president’s alleged remarks, senior Obama adviser Dan Pfeiffer on Sunday dismissed other reports from the book, including that campaign officials weighed replacing Vice President Joe Biden with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the Democratic ticket.

“The president is always frustrated about leaks,” Pfeiffer said on ABC’s “This Week.” “I haven’t talked to him about this book. I haven’t read it. He hasn’t read it. But he hates leaks.”

Obama, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, has overseen the expansion of the CIA’s targeted killing program, which the Bureau of Investigative Journalism estimates has killed between 2,528 and 3,648 individuals in Pakistan since 2004. That organization also estimates that between 416 and 948 of those killed in drone strikes were civilians — an estimate disputed by the Obama administration.

Targeted CIA killing program?  That’s something that’s only supposed to happen with Republican presidents.  Not peace-loving Democrats.  In fact, President Obama has more drone kills than George W. Bush.  Yet Bush was the deranged cowboy killing people in violation of international law.  While Obama remains the cool president.

It makes you wonder if anything President Obama will do will cause his loyal base to stop supporting him.  Fast and Furious?  Benghazi?  Spying on Americans without a warrant?  Using the IRS to attack political enemies?  The Affordable Care Act lies?  And his CIA killing program.  Which actually is killing people unlike the Republicans are.  These scandals come and go and the mainstream media says move along.  There’s nothing to see here.

History will not look kindly on the Obama presidency.  Nor the mainstream media.  Which helped him do the things history will not look kindly on.  By circling the wagons around him whenever something bad happens.  And, instead, turning their venom loose on the Republicans.  Even though the Republicans aren’t responsible for Fast and Furious.  Benghazi.  Spying on Americans without a warrant.  Using the IRS to attack political enemies.  The Affordable Care Act lies.  Or the CIA killing program.  No.  That was the Nobel Peace Prize winner.  President Obama.

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