Cato’s Julian Sanchez takes a dark grim look at President Obama’s kill list. Yes, kill list. No irony quotes necessary.
OK, this is the first anniversary of the U.S. apparently killing someone with a long beard in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The new spin is that Mr. Obama, making a "gutsy call," took the high-risk course of sending in "boots on the ground" rather than using a drone.
Aside from Mr. Obama being "gutsy" because he told folks to go do something dangerous, well, heck, go jump off a bridge. Now I’M gutsy. Right?
The new spin on why Mr. Obama decided on that high-risk (to someone else) course is that he wanted to be sure they actually got bin Laden. What’s that say about the men, women and children they murder with normal drone strikes?
But never mind, the reason given makes sense — they wanted to be able to prove the guy they murdered really was THE Osama bin Laden. Rather than, say, a body double or case of mistaken identity.
So, then, why did they bury the body at sea where no one could make sure it was THE bin Laden? And why shoot the highest-value information-laden target of all time in the head immediately, before he could talk, especially since he wasn’t armed and didn’t resist. And they still don’t want to release photos because, well – – – – ah – – –
Here for the full story: Barack Obama and the Incredible Flying Spaghetti Monster
D.C. really has to stop cutting back on it’s fiction budget – – –
Dear Department of Justice and Department of Treasury Officials:
We might have just helped you bag another material supporter of terrorism this week! And you’ll never believe who the culprit is! We were even able to tape record some of his own damning admissions! (That’s the reason for my calls last week to your duty attorneys and media offices.)
Continue reading “Dear Department of Justice: Please Investigate Your Old Boss for Material Support of Terrorism!”
On Monday, September 12, 2011 at 12:30pm at Busboys & Poets, 2021 14th St NW; (14th and V St NW), Washington, D.C. Free and open to the public.
Ralph Nader and Busboys & Poets will host a thought-provoking roundtable discussion on Monday, September 12, 2011. Looking at the tenth anniversary of 9/11 in a forthright way that promotes forward thinking.
Roundtable participants will include:
Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Mike German, policy counsel on National Security, Immigration and Privacy at the ACLU and former FBI agent.
Bruce Fein, adjunct scholar with the American Enterprise Institute and former executive editor of World Intelligence Review.
Ralph Nader, consumer advocate and people’s lawyer.
(HT: Matthew Zawisky)
Russia Today’s Aloyna interviewed Antiwar.com assistant editor John Glaser about Wikileaks cables revealing friction between major US oil companies and Muammar Gadhafi.
The US House of Representatives passed the Sherman Amendment yesterday evening which bars money spent in violation of the War Powers act effectively banning spending for the war in Libya.