Assassination Nation Celebrates Joyous Killing of OBL
Osama Bin Laden’s active status: still dead. The popular consensus seems to be that’s a good thing.
Politically, it’s gold. Mitt’s woe of unfairness is a hard sell. I’d say that dog won’t hunt, but if I say that it sounds stupid.
Here’s something else that seems to be a good thing: war by drone strike, according to a vast-majority of Americans—83%—polled by ABC News/Washington Post:
As the 2012 election approaches, there’s one area where President Barack Obama can feel confident he has broad voter support – his military policies and use of drones against terror suspects, according to a new poll.
The vast majority of Americans — 83 percent— say they approve of Obama’s use of unmanned drones against terrorist suspects, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll released Wednesday. And two-thirds of those polled say they also support using drones specifically against American citizens in other countries who may be terrorists.
Below the fold is Jeremy Scahill giving a little talk at the conclusion of the recent drone summit, mostly about drones and killing and stuff, and how, no, it’s not a good thing. Not in the least fucking bit.
Please watch it. It’s really fucked up what we are allowing to be done in our name.
And when it comes home, there will be those who say we deserve it.
Honestly, if new tactics like signature drone strikes become the norm, then maybe we do deserve it.
Because we’re not doing enough to stop it.