May 30, 2012

The Organized Effort to Make Obama Look More "Presidential"

Go read this over at Blackfive about the organized effort to make Obama look more Presidential by "revealing" the fact that he must personally approve each and every drone strike (something that was also true under Bush).

A leak is when one or two unnamed sources confirm a story. But how are 36 named advisers being interviewed anything like an inside story or a "revelation"? It's not. This is a political campaign maneuver, the only kind of maneuver Obama is good at or seemingly even capable of.

I support the drone strike program, but it is a program which was set up by Bush and was widely criticized up until January, 2009. The only change? The guy now in charge has a "D" next to his name.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:35 AM | Comments |