Saturday, March 16, 2013

Just the headlines should tell you that much of what the Obama administration is doing is illegal


FBI surveillance tool is ruled unconstitutional




So I guess I'm left to wonder why virtually no Democrats and damn few Republicans actually get what appears to be true to the judiciary and to most observers abroad:  this administration's foreign policy is roughly comparable (in terms of brazen illegality) to President Nixon's secret wars in Cambodia and Laos.

7 comments:

kavips said...

This is not an excuse but comes only out of introspection, and therefore of course is full of holes, and I accept that....

But possibly one reason we are less upset over wanton killing of Pakistanis and Afghans, far less so than we got upset over the Cambodians and Laotians.....

is that neither Cambodians or Laotians used airplanes to bring down the Twin Towers and poke a hole into the Pentagon...

I had to ask myself why I really wasn't concerned... and sad to say, I had deep down, the feeling they deserved it.

I'm not saying it is the right course of action, but it can be an explanation or insight as to why there is less outrage across the country.....

it is kind of sad, really.

Hube said...

but it can be an explanation or insight as to why there is less outrage across the country.....

Here's a better one: The media loves the president and will do little to harm him.

delacrat said...

"
"...we are less upset over wanton killing of Pakistanis and Afghans, far less so than we got upset over the Cambodians and Laotians.....

is that neither Cambodians or Laotians used airplanes to bring down the Twin Towers and poke a hole into the Pentagon..."
- kavips

None of the 9/11 hijackers was from Afghanistan or Pakistan.

NCSDad said...

DC: I understand they trained in Afghanistan.

K: Yup, sad.

I was thinking of the outrage about Cambodia the other day in relation to the drone strikes. The only difference is the accuracy of the drones makes carpet bombing unnecessary. It is still wrong and illegal.

I wonder if we might dig up some quotes from the dinosaurs in congress from that era.

delacrat said...

" NCSDad said...

DC: I understand they trained in Afghanistan. "


They also trained in Florida, but we did not attack Florida.

NCSDad said...

No?

Dana Garrett said...

"this administration's foreign policy is roughly comparable (in terms of brazen illegality) to President Nixon's secret wars in Cambodia and Laos."

Wow, Steve, what a great and appropriate analogy. Absolutely stunning. Perhaps you should consider working this up into an op ed for the New York Times. I think they might bite at that one.