Barack Obama finally cops to ordering a drone strike on an American citizen…
The New York Times baldly says why (bolding mine): “One day before President Obama is due to deliver a major speech on national security, his administration on Wednesday formally acknowledged that the United States had killed four American citizens in drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan.” Best to have that finally on the record before said speech, eh? – Particularly since the administration needs to tread | Read More »
Reflections of a potential drone strike target
I don’t want to sound alarmist, but at the moment I’m a potential target for drone strikes, and so are you. I’d really like to be formally and unambiguously taken off the list, unless due process is conducted following the discovery of evidence that I belong there. A simple “No, the President will not send robots to kill you” would suffice, but the current “we | Read More »
NBC: here’s the Obama administration’s white paper legitimizing drone strikes!
NBC News has gotten its hands on a white paper that’s being used to legitimize the Obama administration’s drone policy, and it’s a… doozy. Short version: members of terrorist groups actively attacking the United States (or our interests) can expect to be shot on sight; and that includes the members of terrorist groups that happen to also be American citizens. And the administration does not | Read More »
Joe Kennedy III (D CAND, MA-04) thinks a drone strike killed Osama bin Laden.
Unless the name is ‘Adams,’ they rarely last beyond the third generation, and for good reason. Background: somebody pointed out to Mr. Kennedy the President’s drone operations in Yemen/Somalia, and asked whether Kennedy supported the idea that the House needs to reestablish some of its oversight into the issue. This is actually a thorny problem; and while Kennedy’s answer (he essentially blamed that awful partisan | Read More »