Folks, do you realize this is really magnanimous. President Obama thinks it’s perfectly legitimate to ask questions about how we’re gonna prosecute the war against Al-Qaeda. I guess there had been some question about whether or not questions were permitted. But now I guess it’s okay. Some people wondered whether or not it was permissible to inquire. Now the regime has said that they will permit inquiry. Permission is given to ask questions about this. And furthermore, do you know Obama has discussed internally, as he believes it’s necessary to do, he’s discussed internally his belief that we need to move forward more transparency.
So Obama has told people in the Oval Office (paraphrasing), “You know, we need to make sure people have a better idea of what we’re doing here.” His belief is to be more transparent? This memo was leaked. They didn’t put this out. This drone strike thing didn’t get announced. This memo was leaked. Well, somebody leaked it. I mean, probably purposefully, obviously, but they were still trying to keep this under wraps. But now that it’s out there, because Obama’s perfectly fine and his belief that we move forward with more transparency has created a legal framework around how these decisions are made. I thought that had been done. You know, I’ve just been assuming too much. Well, I know the legal framework was done during Bush’s time, but I don’t think so, Snerdley.
See, here’s the thing that gets me about this. It wasn’t all that long ago that the New York Times and all the rest of the libs — it was during the campaign — were praising Obama for personally picking the targets on the kill list. Do you remember that? They were doing these stories to show us how brave and courageous and tough Obama is. He’s not your typical liberal softy. He’s not your typical liberal pansy pantywaist when it comes to the military. He is personally picking the targets on the drone kill list. They told us that. Now the same news organizations are doing stories about how dangerous it is that the president has reserved for himself the ability and the authority to just kill anybody that they think might be involved with terrorism, Al-Qaeda and all that, that they think.