Remember when Code Pink people would show up at hearings with fake blood on them and make a scene in front of Condoleezza Rice? They would perform similar demonstrations elsewhere at places like W.’s ranch, etc.? At the time I thought it was over-the-top but now in retrospect I think they were probably in the right. (video here)
Where have these people and their fellow travelers been since Obama was sworn in as President? I haven’t heard so much as a peep from them. Gitmo is still open for business. We are still in Iraq, and the war in Afghanistan has been ramped-up. If anything, were are suffering many more casualties in Afghanistan under Obama’s watch. The 2010 Afghanistan death toll of US troops nears that of 2001-2008 combined … and this is with a Commander In Chief who is a Nobel Peace Prize winner? (pic: AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
See the story below. If this was being done under Bush’s watch the left would all over it (and rightfully so), you wouldn’t be able to pick up a magazine or turn on a TV without reading/hearing about it. But now that Obama is not only supporting it but actually enhancing it, it’s okay? From the outside it seems like a horrific double-standard. In the interest of fair-play, here’s a recent double standard from the right.
“Assassin Nation” – Obama’s Right to Kill Americans: “How much evidence should the U.S. government be obliged to show before it kills you? None, according to the Obama administration. And how much evidence of your wrongdoing should the government be obliged to possess before officially targeting you for killing? That’s a secret, according to the president’s team. If judges force the government to answer that question, the terrorists will win. The Obama administration now claims a right to kill American citizens without trial, without notice, and without any chance for the marked men or women to object legally. The Bush administration’s ‘targeted killing’ program has been radically expanded to include Americans far from any war zone. Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair testified earlier this year that the targeting-to-kill decision depends only on ‘whether that American is involved in a group that is trying to attack us.’ As former CIA agent Phil Giraldi noted in this magazine last April, “involved” is one helluva vague standard. … The main difference between the Bush administration and the Obama administration is that the Obama team publicly claims a right to do what Bush’s lawyers authorized behind closed doors.
Protests Disrupt Condoleezza Rice in San Francisco
YouTube – Dr. Rice is Reminded of the Blood on Her Hands
2010 Afghanistan death toll of US troops nears that of 2001-2008 combined …
Liberty & Govt. At Work: CC Tracking, Domestic Spying, Drones, & More
Protesters Disrupt Condoleezza Rice Appearance – KTVU