President Who Vaporized Americans With Drones Deeply Concerned About Torture
(Pictured above: Saint Obama)
I don’t begrudge Obama for taking out Anwar al-Awlaki with a drone when he had the chance but that’s hardly the point.
Candidate Obama had a field day talking about water boarding as torture and bemoaning the loss of civil liberties in America during a time of war. President Obama has a personal kill list.
Knowing that makes this a little tough to take…
Obama: ‘We Tortured Some Folks’
President Obama eschewed the opaque language of his predecessor on Friday and acknowledged that the United States engaged in “torture” after 9/11.
Obama made the comment while discussing CIA Director John Brennan, who was forced to apologize to members of Congress this week after an inquiry by the agency’s inspector general showed that it spied on Senate staffers.
The President said he had “full confidence in John Brennan” and acknowledged that CIA personnel “did not properly handle an investigation.”
From there, Obama weighed-in on a Senate intelligence report on the counter-terrorism efforts that defined post-9/11 American policy during George W. Bush’s presidency.
Even before I came into office, I was very clear that in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, we did some things that were wrong. We did a whole lot of things that were right, but we tortured some folks. We did some things that were contrary to our values.
What Obama and the left always fail to mention is the reason why he prefers vaporizing terrorists with drones over taking them into custody. The simple fact of the matter is convenience. Any terrorist he destroys with a drone is a terrorist he doesn’t have to put in Gitmo and potentially “torture” with enhanced interrogation techniques.
The downside is that we get absolutely no intelligence out of any high profile targets.
Essentially, Obama drones terrorists because it’s politically convenient for him.
The best interests of the United States are an afterthought. As usual.