Monday, June 11, 2012
itchy & scratchy
Glenn Greenwald this morning notes caustically that one of the most enthusiastic congressional supporters of Obama's undeclared drone war in the Middle East is the Islamophobic clown and outspoken Republican moron Peter King of New York.
Appearing on CNN yesterday morning, King, who heads the House Homeland Security Committee, refused to confirm that U.S. drone strikes occur in countries other than Afghanistan, while insisting that “There’s evil people in the world. Drones aren’t evil, people are evil. We are a force of good and we are using those drones to carry out the policy of righteousness and goodness.”
"Rep. King apparently sees the U.S. as the Justice League," Greenwald says, "a heroic 'force of good' slaying the Evil Villains in pursuit of 'righteousness and goodness' — so it’s unsurprising that he’s an enthusiastic supporter of Obama’s drone program, given that this is the Saturday morning cartoon mentality that drives it."
Never mind that most of the victims of these bombings are innocent civilians, whom Obama has magically transformed into militants with his mouth. For this and his other anti-terrorism poliicies, Obama receives effusive and frequent praise from Rep. King. which Greenwald chronicles, at a time when other Republicans have nothing good to say about him.
And that's a bad sign. Everybody knows what happens when you lie down with dogs, but what exotic parasites, crawling things, and microbes can you get from lying down with a slack-jawed mouth breather like this guy?