Wed Feb 27, 2013, 09:43 PM
rachel1 (538 posts)
Obama's Chilling Secrecy, From Denying Drone Program's Existence to Stonewalling on Legal Memos
http://www.democracynow.org - Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs revealed over the weekend he was initially instructed to deny the existence of the Obama administration's targeted killing program overseas. Even though the administration has since backed down from that stance, it continues to stonewall members of Congress on releasing the Justice Department memos explaining the program's legal rationale. Unanswered questions around the program have held up the confirmation of CIA nominee John Brennan. "For a program that is so far reaching and that has so many consequences -- not just in the word, but for the rule of law -- the Obama administration has an obligation to be far more transparent than they've been so far," says Jameel Jaffer, deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union.
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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:43 AM
Iwillnevergiveup (7,815 posts)
3. It is heartbreaking
to think that just as Bush is synomous with torture, Obama may become synomonous with drone attacks. These flying death weapons undermine our standing in the world, not to mention the safety of our too-long-remaining troops on the ground. I voted for Obama twice enthusiastically and unconditionally, but we've got to get out of this endless war syndrome.