"Sasha and Malia are huge fans. But boys, don't get any ideas. I have two words for you -- Predator drones. You will never see it coming."
July 11, 2012 2:32 PM   Subscribe

The Lethal Presidency of Barack Obama: You are a historic figure, Mr. President. You are not only the first African-American president; you are the first who has made use of your power to target and kill individuals identified as a threat to the United States throughout your entire term. You are the first president to make the killing of targeted individuals the focus of our military operations, of our intelligence, of our national-security strategy, and, some argue, of our foreign policy.... Your lethality is expansive in both practice and principle; you are fighting terrorism with a policy of preemptive execution, and claiming not just the legal right to do so but the legal right to do so in secret. The American people, for the most part, have no idea who has been killed, and why; the American people — and for that matter, most of their representatives in Congress — have no idea what crimes those killed in their name are supposed to have committed, and have been told that they are not entitled to know.
posted by El Sabor Asiatico (4 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: This is not a better version of the already-deleted post. If people want to talk about this article it might be helpful of they didn't start the post out pre-GRAR-ed. Seriously. -- jessamyn

It's starting to feel like Groundhog Day.
posted by pipeski at 2:39 PM on July 11, 2012 [1 favorite]

Insanity is repeating the same mistake and expecting a different result.
posted by crunchland at 2:41 PM on July 11, 2012 [1 favorite]

Much like the House of Rep's 33rd attempt to repeal Obamacare.
posted by crunchland at 2:41 PM on July 11, 2012

The striking part about that "Sasha and Malia" joke was that it was written by a freelancing Daily Show writer. Power + comedy = sux.
posted by steinsaltz at 2:42 PM on July 11, 2012

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