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Repulsive liberal ‘progressive’ hypocrisy on US warmaking

‘Beyond that, Obama has used drones to kill Muslim children and innocent adults by the hundreds. He has refused to disclose his legal arguments for why he can do this or to justify the attacks in any way. He has even had rescuers and funeral mourners deliberately targeted. As Hayden said: Right now, there isnt a government on the planet that agrees with our legal rationale for these operations, except for Afghanistan and maybe Israel. But that is all perfectly fine with most American liberals now that their Partys Leader is doing it:

Fully 77 percent of liberal Democrats endorse the use of drones, meaning that Obama is unlikely to suffer any political consequences as a result of his policy in this election year. Support for drone strikes against suspected terrorists stays high, dropping only somewhat when respondents are asked specifically about targeting American citizens living overseas, as was the case with Anwar al-Awlaki, the Yemeni American killed in September in a drone strike in northern Yemen.

The Posts Greg Sargent obtained the breakdown on these questions and wrote today:

The number of those who approve of the drone strikes drops nearly 20 percent when respondents are told that the targets are American citizens. But that 65 percent is still a very big number, given that these policies really should be controversial.

And get this: Depressingly, Democrats approve of the drone strikes on American citizens by 58-33, and even liberals approve of them, 55-35. Those numbers were provided to me by the Post polling team.

Its hard to imagine that Dems and liberals would approve of such policies in quite these numbers if they had been authored by George W. Bush.’

The proceeding was taken from Glenn Greenwald’s commentary Repulsive progressive hypocrisy published in Salon Magazine, and YES, the liberal Democrats I personally know are a group of hypocrites when it comes to what they do and do not do, while supposedly opposing American made wars. Greenwald has them sized up right IMO. His is a courageous voice.

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