Obama’s latest persona as “drone warrior” to “look tough” – Krauthammer

June 1, 2012 06:28

“So the peacemaker, Nobel laureate, nuclear disarmer, apologizer to the world for America having lost its moral way when it harshly interrogated the very people Obama now kills, has become — just in time for the 2012 campaign — Zeus the Avenger, smiting by lightning strike.” – Krauthammer



Charles Krauthammer at IBD Editorials


Barack Obama shuffles “baseball cards” with the pictures and bios of suspected terrorists from around the world and chooses who shall die by drone strike.

He even reserves for himself the decision of whether to proceed when the probability of killing family members or bystanders is significant.

The article could have been titled “Barack Obama: Drone Warrior.” …. On-the-record quotes from the highest officials.

This was no leak. This was a White House press release. Why? To portray Obama as tough guy.


Drone attacks are cheap — which is good. But the path of least resistance has a cost. It yields no intelligence about terror networks or terror plans.

One capture could potentially make us safer than 10 killings. But because of the moral incoherence of Obama’s war on terror, there are practically no captures anymore.


For now, we are to bask in the moral seriousness and cool purpose of our drone warrior president.



Judge Napolitano says Obama’s personal judge and jury executions are patently illegal and he could be held accountable:


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