How Washington’s Political Culture Turned a Community Organizer Into a Deadly Drone Killer President | Alternet

…you were a community organizer and a constitutional law professor and now, if you stop to think about it, here’s where you’ve ended up: you’re using robots to assassinate people you personally pick as targets. You’ve overseen and escalated off-the-books robot air wars in Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen, and are evidently considering expanding them to Mali and maybe even Libya. You’ve employed what will someday be defined as a weapon of mass destruction, launching history’s first genuine cyberwar against a country that isn’t threatening to attack us. You’ve agreed to the surveillance of more Americans every which way from Sunday than have ever been listened in on or (given emailing, texting, and tweeting) read. You came into office proclaiming a “ sunshine” policy and yet your administration has classified more documents ( 92,064,862 in 2011) than any other in our history. Despite signinga Whistleblower Enhancement Protection Act, you’ve used the Espionage Act on more government whistleblowers and leakers than all previous administrations combined, and yet your officials continue to leak secret material they see as advantageous to the White House without fear of prosecution.

…and the indictment goes on and on…

via How Washington’s Political Culture Turned a Community Organizer Into a Deadly Drone Killer President | Alternet.

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One Response to How Washington’s Political Culture Turned a Community Organizer Into a Deadly Drone Killer President | Alternet

  1. Chris4Gkids says:

    WOW, I hadn’t looked at it this way. Here’s a thought my brother shared with me. Obama was chosen and groomed by the Illinois Democratic machine to be a “sellable product” :1) He is charismatic, and 2) He wasn’t in office long enough to have an established voting record that could be attacked.

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