The US allowed Yemeni government stories that American officials KNEW were false to stand for nearly FOUR MONTHS before finally admitting that our drones had killed 16 Yemenis with no known connection to Al Qaeda.
This is a primary example of two things:
1) Despite any and all rhetoric to the contrary the lives of human beings who don't happen to be Americans are not really important.
2) It is apparently moral [or at least legal] for the Obama administration to engage in killing civilians in another country with which we are not at war, in support of a repressive government, and then to lie about it by omission.
Jeane Kirkpatrick would be pleased that the current President is such a devoted follower of the Reagan doctrine.