Remember when the current president was running for the position last time? Remember how he stated that he was going to be trasnparent in his actions… no behind the closed doors sneaky things going on? Remember how he blew smoke up your ass and you just grinned and believed every puff of smoke he exhaled? Bush got reamed for allowing torture (which I personnaly disagree with…) but Obama doesn’t even have to get close enough to touch the person, and it isn’t just a person from another country…
Maybe he will decide that whatever he says is the best for the country and whomever disagrees with his policies must be against his warped ideas of the country… would we all be eligible for his drones missions? Senators and Congress men didn’t even knpw of these authorizations… and if they did, without asking the public, for which they stand, what they thought about it… they would be as bad as the president themselves.
A bipartisan group of 11 senators sent a letter to President Obama Monday asking for “any and all legal opinions” that describe the basis for the authority to “deliberately kill American citizens.”
The senators are threatening to “collide” with the administration during CIA director nominee John Brennan’s confirmation hearing on Thursday over the White House recently leaked and controversial drone memo.
“The executive branch’s cooperation on this matter will help avoid an unnecessary confrontation that could affect the Senate’s consideration of nominees for national security positions,” the senators wrote.
The drone program, one of the most important tools in the administration’s counterterrorism campaign, has become a controversial part of Obama’s foreign policy as critics from both sides of the aisle question its legality as well as its effectiveness as they say could exacerbate militant’s resentment against the U.S (the senators’ questions follow a 2011 drone strike in Yemen that killed two Americans; Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan).