Remember all these golden hits from not that long ago (plus a host of others) which the Left carped about DAILY? Remember the claims that Bush was a tyrant/dictator/fascist/Nazi? That he was a war-mongering war criminal who really, really loved war? That the United States should be the world’s buddy, and shouldn’t do things like forcibly extracting information from terrorists, or listen in on conversations between terrorists, ’cause THAT would be an egregious governmental overreach?
That is sooooo yesterday.
In light of the news which we just touched on earlier, the media’s reaction has been somewhat of a mixed bag. Certainly there’s been surprise from some on the Left, and it can’t be ignored that the leaked 16-page ‘White Paper‘ was brought to light via NBCnews.com. But it remains to be seen if this will engender even a fraction of the vitriol that was trained on G. W. Bush and the War on Terror before their guy took over the shop.
And based upon what I’ve already witnessed, the folks on the Left seem to be somewhat less, oh what’s the word, ….”zealous“.
Let’s get this in context, though. The White Paper itself may be a new revelation, but the practice it describes hardly qualifies as such. Recall that it was back in September of 2011 when a drone strike killed US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki and his 16-year-old son. You recall the outrage after that, don’t you? No? Would you like to take a moment and play a quick game of “What-If-George-Bush-Had-Done-It”?
It shouldn’t take long…
For an example of the disconnect being experienced by the newly-flummoxed Statists, feel free to endure this exchange between Touré and the rest of the MSNBC panel as he (aided by the equally bubble-headed Krystal Ball) attempts to defend the practice of killing an American citizen:
Hypocrisy doesn’t describe this sufficiently. This is laughable to watch. Heck, this is painful.
And I have to add one thing, just because stuff that President Obama has said seemingly never comes back to haunt him once the words leave his lips (e.g. “If you like your health insurance, you can KEEP your health insurance“, etc…):
Ostensibly this practice is supposed to be used only for al-Qaeda and its sympathizers, yet it was during the final two months of last year’s campaign when Obama uttered these words:
So, if al-Qaeda had truly been “decimated”, why would he need to completely eviscerate the Constitution in order to justify killing al-Qaeda’s members? I’m guessing that means that our loving, caring, Nobel laureate President-of-Peace was fibbing to us on this one…just a little.
On top of trying to destroy our economy right along with our 2nd Amendment rights, he simply feels justified in killing whom he wants, whenever he wants.
Wow. Great news, eh?
Some friendly advice: just in case you’re holding your breath waiting for this to be a top story for ABC, NBC and the gang every day, as they pound and pound and pound on the shocking & outrageous nature of it all….