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March 19, 2010

ACLU Sues Obama over drone warfare

Obama's Drones too effective for the ACLU

The American Criminal Liars Union sues warmonger in chief.

ACLU Sues Government Over Use Of Drones In War Zones

The American Civil Liberties Union sued the federal government Tuesday to learn the use of unmanned drones for targeted killings by the military and CIA.

“In particular, the lawsuit asks for information on when, where and against whom drone strikes can be authorized, the number and rate of civilian casualties and other basic information essential for assessing the wisdom and legality of using armed drones to conduct targeted killings,” the ACLU said in a statement, announcing its action.

Really?  That’s all they want?  No problem!  Here’s the nuclear launch codes too while we’re at it!

“The government’s use of drones to conduct targeted killings raises complicated questions – not only legal questions, but policy and moral questions as well,” said Jameel Jaffer, director of the ACLU National Security Project. “These kinds of questions ought to be discussed and debated publicly, not resolved secretly behind closed doors. While the Obama administration may legitimately withhold intelligence information as well as sensitive information about military strategy, it should disclose basic information about the scope of the drone program, the legal basis for the program and the civilian casualties that have resulted from the program.”

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Personally, I think the ACLU has a point in an upside down sort of way.  If it’s President Obama’s position that it’s perfectly ok to swarm jihadis from the sky with remote controlled drones and j-dam the living crap out of them without so much as a miranda warning, doesn’t the notion that jihadis deserve civilian trials, with all the constitutional rights concurrent with such a trial, at the very least raise questions about that original premise?  J-damming perfect strangers from the clear blue sky is legal, but giving them military tribunals violates their constitutional rights?  That doesn’t make a lot of sense.  It has the stench of moral posturing about it.  This is the legal and ethical contradiction that Obama has created for himself in his effort to win a war overseas while appeasing his Leftwing base here at home.  If the drone war is legal, then so are military tribunals.  If military tribunals violate a terrorist’s constitutional rights, then the drone war is illegal.  Period, end of story.  Now Obama’s being sued by the ACLU, and he’s got to convince the judge why the court should ignore this inherent contradiction in his approach to the war on terror.

As for the ACLU, I’m handing it to Rusty Shackleford at Jawa Report::  “Does the ACLU love the Taliban?  Or just hate America.  I’m thinking the latter. Oh, they’ll tell you they love America, but they don’t. They love the idea of America, not the reality. They love America only to the extent that America meets some ideal. And ideals, by definition, can never be met in the real world [they can only be aspired to].

Hardcore Leftists like this “love” America like an abusive husband “loves” his wife. And if you talk to abusive husbands they almost always claim a deep affection for the person they are constantly beating up.  He loves the idea of a wife. He loves it when she does things exactly the way he wants. But when she crosses the line? Well, that b*tch just deserved it, right?

Just like the leftists at the ACLU. They’ll claim they want to defeat al Qaeda and the Taliban. But only on their terms. And since their terms are unattainable, then should they ever be implemented: check mate, we just lost the war.  Ideally every person we kill in war would be an enemy combatant. But this can never happen in the real world. In the real world innocents die. Not because we want innocents to die, but because we have no choice.

If we want to fight al Qaeda innocents will die. Preventing this is not a call for justice, it is a call for surrender.”

Stop the ACLU also responds to the lawsuit’s request for information on the drone war’s scope and legal basis:  “The scope? To kill Islamists. Legal basis? War zone. Constitution. Civilian casualties? The ACLU has never been concerned about the use of civilians as human shields by Islamists. The US military does everything possible to avoid civilian casualties. Unfortunately, there is that “war zone” issue. And Islamists who use civilians as human shields. Oh, and the fact that this is occurring in other countries, ones which are not American. How about just butting out, ACLU. Go bug some school because they had an evil Santa figurine.”  lol.

Not to mention, what the HELL does the war in AFGHANISTAN have to do with the AMERICAN Civil Liberties Union?  Hmmm?  Just another tax payer-funded Leftist agitator trying to stay relevant in a country that no longer needs them.

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1 Comment »

  1. great work, again. thanks for holding the line sir.

    Comment by paleocon — March 19, 2010 @ 10:51


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