One of the most striking aspects of the Obama administration is how uncritical democrats have become with regard to those reviled Bush administration policies that Obama, so outspoken against as a candidate in 2008, has carried forward.
Of course, it doesn’t end there and it’s not limited to party po0litics. The entire American culture now seems quite acquiescent about a foreign policy consisting of active military aggression, torture, violations of sovereignty, and sanctions on a scale that would easily be considered acts of war if perpetrated against the U.S. These very same policies, if carried out by any non-allied foreign power would be considered an outrage. But, when our guy does it, it’s ok.
Quoting from reason.com:
According to the report, prepared by New York University’s Global Justice Clinic and Stanford University’s International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic, American drone strikes have directly killed nearly 900 noncombatants, including 176 children, and injured more than 1,200 since June 2004.
Something to think about next time terrorists kill a bunch of “innocent” Americans. It’s also worth considering how much devastation the drug war brings to places like Mexico and South America. Hopefully, those people will never become so angry that they will retaliate on U.S. soil, because they aren’t half way around the world. They are right across the border.