Don’t Hold Your Breath Waiting For Answers

After new attacks, Obama faces questions on drones

The first drone strikes approved by the Obama administration in the new year killed a major Taliban leader in Pakistan but also fueled growing concerns about Obama’s accelerated use of secret killings with little outside oversight.

According to Pakistani security officials, an American drone strike killed 14 persons, including Maulvi Nazir, who aided anti-U.S. fighters in Afghanistan.

Since becoming commander in chief, Obama has signed off on approximately 300 drone strikes in Pakistan alone, more than six times the amount approved by President George W. Bush, according to the New America Foundation, a Washington think tank. It’s estimated that roughly 2,500 people have died in drone strikes conducted by the Obama administration.

A review by the Council on Foreign Relations concluded that between a few dozen and a couple hundred of those killed were innocent civilians. The Obama administration has given no official accounting of civilian deaths.

The public remains largely in the dark about the rules for killings ordered from thousands of miles away, critics said, raising the stakes for Obama in his second term to outline a coherent blueprint for using the weapon.

“None of the questions that are being raised in public are getting answered,” said Steven Aftergood, director of the Federation of American Scientists’ Project on Government Secrecy. “What is a reliable estimate of the number of casualties; what are the strategic consequences of targeted killings; what is the role of the CIA?”

So exactly who is Obama facing questions from?

Not the media. They’re pillow-fluffers. Not Congress. They’re complicit.

I can think of a few things I’d like to ask him but the chances of me getting close enough to shout a question at him are slim and none. I guess I could hold up a sign as his motorcade zooms by but I seriously doubt he’ll pull over and answer.

So I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for Obama to answer questions about anything.

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61 Responses to Don’t Hold Your Breath Waiting For Answers

  1. HELENK says:

    I remember reading about this.
    I did not know we were at war with Pakistan. When you drop rocket on people in a country isn’t that an act of war??
    If another country dropped a rocket in my neighborhood, I would consider it an act of war and would not like it a bit

  2. elliesmom says:

    He must have really hated Pock-ee-stan when he visited there as young guy. Was it something someone said? Did he get bad service at his hotel? Maybe the food wasn’t to his liking. Do they serve Wagyu beef and lobster?

  3. insanelysane says:

    Not to worry. Anyone killed by these drone strikes must be very bad people, otherwise why would our Supreme Leader order them killed ?

  4. DandyTiger says:

    “Now’s the time to hold Obama’s feet to the fire” /s

  5. DandyTiger says:

  6. DeniseVB says:

    Ok guys, next time a conservative acts really, really creepy, play this card:

    Just about tops my Ick Factor list 😀

  7. right on. Obama will never answer important questions about anything. I am still pissed off that he gets away with being called a feminist:

    • Constance says:

      Obama gets to be the feminist President because the only people who call themselves feminist any more are Democrat bootlickers and they are NOT pro woman. We need a feminist movement headquartered away from the East coast where women apparently have zero standards for men. I keep wondering is there some sort of shortage of men on the East coast? Love you last two blog articles.

  8. I am lurking mode. Just popping out to say hi.

  9. DeniseVB says:

    Good ole’ Ben Smith ……

    Though he might be on to something as the Democrats ratchet up their “entitlement” support base to 55%, any Dem can win in 2016.

  10. votermom says:

    My 3% on this hashtag game

  11. votermom says:

    Heh. Dumb criminals must not be paying attention – read ll the way to the end of article.

  12. HELENK says:

    US Senate passes partial Sandy relief bill by unanimous agreement; bill passed the House earlier today

  13. HELENK says:

    political cartoon

    • HELENK says:

      read this one. there is something seriously wrong here

    • swanspirit says:

      Nancy Pelosi grew up in Baltimore , my home town

      “Pelosi is Italian-American and was born Nancy Patricia D’Alesandro in Baltimore, Maryland, the youngest of six children of Annunciata M. “Nancy” (née Lombardi) and Thomas D’Alesandro, Jr., who was a Democratic party U.S. Congressman from Maryland and a Mayor of Baltimore.[3][4] Pelosi’s brother, Thomas D’Alesandro III, also a Democrat, was mayor of Baltimore from 1967 to 1971, when he declined to run for a second term.

      Pelosi was involved with politics from an early age. In her outgoing remarks as the 60th Speaker of the House, Pelosi noted that she had been present at John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address as President in January 1961. She graduated from the Institute of Notre Dame, a Catholic all-girls high school in Baltimore, and from Trinity College (now Trinity Washington University) in Washington, D.C., in 1962 with a B.A. in political science.”

      When she was going to school she was delivered and picked up every day in a Limo , from grade school onward . She has no idea what real life looks like .

    • DeniseVB says:

      I added a few comments to that one. I love the bean counters on WHD, one of them can estimate almost to the penny what AF1 costs to fly and has submitted, via Judicial Watch, several FOIA’s to the WH what part of that do the Obamas pay for on vacation ?

    • angienc (D) says:

      But they believe it Helen — that makes it true because they can’t differentiate between what they believe/feel and fact/reality nor, according the MSM, do they need to do so.

    • elliesmom says:

      The grading system we used when I taught 8th grade was: 1-Hasn’t done enough work to get a grade, 2-Has worked hard, but hasn’t met expectations, 3- Met expectations, 4-Exceeds expectations. I gave out a lot of 3’s, but not as many 4’s. Parents were always on my case about it. If a kid did all of the work assigned, why wasn’t that a 4? When I said doing all of the work was what I expected, invariably they marched down to the principal’s office to complain. I caught him changing some of my grades so I marched him to the superintendent’s office. The result? They changed the grading system so 4 became meeting expectations. No way for a kid to get recognized for going above and beyond. Some kids still did because they were made that way, but a lot of kids scaled back their commitment to doing more than the minimum requirements. We have encouraged the behavior we have.

  14. DeniseVB says:

    So, is there a case here? 😉

    Funny, they don’t mention the crimes they committed.

  15. HELENK says:

    this could be great. something that people have wanted for a long time

    • Constance says:

      I would love this TV option, I don’t watch TV sports and I am sick of subsidizing them. I also would love to wait for the next MSNBC outrage and then call up and cancel the channel like a real consumer.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Yes ! I think Verizon-Fios is heading that way. I hate that $.005 of my bill probably goes to Oprah.

      • Constance says:

        I hate that Oprah, Oxygen, Lifetime, etc are called “women’s channels” by the clowns who are in charge and the fact that these crap channels are supposed to balance out the fact that we have to subsidize sports channels. I’d love to see all the current “women’s entertainment” die so real women could produce real shows of interest to women.

      • votermom says:

        Fios is going that way?

    • swanspirit says:

      I wish I had gone with Roku , a lot of people have . Love technology !!!

      • elliesmom says:

        Roku is great. I mentioned it as an option for my husband for his office. He mistook it as a request for him to buy one for me. He’s not getting away it from me. 😉

    • me either. It clearly didn’t have anything to do with the facts and reality and more to do with pure emotion…..

      or koolaid

    • Sure you do.
      Racism and white guilt. And getting (no/slanted) info via the boob tube.

    • angienc (D) says:

      My mom has a theory that it isn’t going to be the GOP that topples Obama/the “New” Dems — it will be his base that turns on him first.

      She might be right — I hope it doesn’t take them too much longer.

      • elliesmom says:

        I think the first paychecks of 2013 are making a crack. Student loan payments also go up this month because that “holiday” has ended, too.. When young people start seeing their health insurance costs skyrocket, I think they’ll be less enamored with “everyone having a right to health care” and more worried about paying their bills. The evil empire my husband just retired from used to offer a catastrophic health insurance policy choice at no cost to the employee, but when we were signing up for our health insurance plan this year, I noticed the choice was gone. People who rely on HSAs to pay for out of pocket health care expenses, a lot of them parents of special needs kids, have had their ability to put money aside cut in half.Those are just the highly visible things. And it’s all happening at once.

        • angienc (D) says:

          People who rely on HSAs to pay for out of pocket health care expenses, a lot of them parents of special needs kids, have had their ability to put money aside cut in half.

          Ah yes, had to get rid of those HSAs — can’t have people planning & taking personal responsibility over their own money in the “New” America Obama is forming.

    • swanspirit says:

      I have a theory . People would rather be poor and feel as if they belong , than comfortable and left out . And Obama and the MSM have convinced them that if HE is in office they belong . In a sense this is partly true ,, but not from anything he has has done just by circumstance of race , and he uses it and milks it for all it is worth ..

  16. HELENK says:

    they had a beautiful wedding

  17. HELENK says:

    wonder how much of this goes on in the state and federal governments

  18. HELENK says:

    everything old is new again. life under the backtrack economy

    • votermom says:

      America’s growing underground economy — a necessity in the age of Obama.

      I called it right after the bogus election we just had. Underground economy is the way to survive.

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