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Steve Rose

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Posted on 04/19/14 at 09:34 am in response to With creative ambiguity, Condoleezza Rice defends torture tactics

The man Jon Stewart calls “Barry Bombs” is our President Obama.

The estimated five year death toll is 2400, including 200 children and some other civilians too.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/23/obama-drone-program-anniversary...

Only after he is held accountable,...

Posted on 04/19/14 at 06:43 pm in response to With creative ambiguity, Condoleezza Rice defends torture tactics

Actually, “Barry Bombs” is the punch line.

Yes Bush was President, and now Obama is President. Those that demanded President Bush accountability are uber-willing to give President Obama a pass. Why?

This whole civil rights kerfuffle is about politics and fanning the flames of Bush hatred.

Posted on 04/20/14 at 08:42 pm in response to With creative ambiguity, Condoleezza Rice defends torture tactics

Actually, “Barry Bombs” is the punch line.

Cognitive dissonance is another name for voter’s remorse. It occurs when the guy you voted for is guilty of misdeeds worse than those you are railing against. Priceless.

When “you people” call out your President for his civil rights violation past and present, I will be willing to listen to criticism of smaller players and their lesser crimes.

Posted on 04/21/14 at 06:49 am in response to With creative ambiguity, Condoleezza Rice defends torture tactics

I viewed the TV broadcast of a journalist being water boarded. If interested, there are several volunteer waterboardings you can watch on youtube.

What youtube does not have is a clip of anyone being the volunteer target of a drone attack.

Posted on 04/21/14 at 11:05 am in response to With creative ambiguity, Condoleezza Rice defends torture tactics

We all understand that the Obama administration is not the first presidency; nor was the Bush administration. That said, let's not pretend that he rate of drone attacks has not increased greatly during the Obama administration.

At some point during the second and final Obama term, the Obama apologists and the President himself should step away from the Bush blaming and accept some responsibility. Else, his legacy will be limited to Obamacare and Bush-blaming.

Posted on 04/22/14 at 02:44 pm in response to With creative ambiguity, Condoleezza Rice defends torture tactics

"According to The New York Times, "he [Saddam] murdered as many as a million of his people, many with poison gas. He tortured, maimed and imprisoned countless more. His unprovoked invasion of Iran is estimated to have left another million people dead. His seizure of Kuwait threw the Middle East into crisis. More insidious, arguably, was the psychological damage he inflicted on his own land. Hussein created a nation of informants — friends on friends, circles within circles — making an entire...

Posted on 04/24/14 at 01:42 pm in response to With creative ambiguity, Condoleezza Rice defends torture tactics

When was that issue raised? Are you raising it now?

Quote from Mr. Ecklund's statement above,

"So, 2,400 dead in drone-strikes are misdeeds greater than the 1,000,000 or so dead in Iraq?"

Due to the death toll stated by Mr. Ecklund, I am left to conclude that we are talking about the saddam hussein death toll, as sources like the Huffington Post (link below) put the Iraqi death toll since the U.S. invasion at a number half that.

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If so, why?

From the Huffington Post,

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tom-engelhardt/obama-drone-strikes_b_48024...

An excerpt:

Now, top officials connected to the White House proudly leak details about their ongoing efforts to use drones to assassinate obscure suspected terrorists in...

"you people"? To whom are you talking?

President Bush certainly used drones, but on a far smaller scale than President Obama. It seems the people that "give a rip about the people getting killed" don't care that there President is on a killing spree, and that some of those killed are U.S. citizens. If you care, take this opportunity to speak out.

Now, there is a bipartisan effort to force some transparency and accountability on the President's civil rights atrocities.

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Then too it is necessary to petition against the President once his term is completed and he comes to town to speak. And, don't forget to rail against his speaking fee.

Otherwise it is just too easy to see through the cheese-cloth veneered political agenda, the one so popular at the U of M.