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By Rob Meltzer
Jan. 3, 2013 11:10 a.m.



Although Obama’s supporters continue to enjoy the largest tax increase ever dumped on the people by a sitting president, and while they prepare for the full takeover of the government by additional communists today in the Senate, perhaps they could take time off from reveling in the final destruction of this country long enough to explain why Obama has murdered Maulvi Nazir and 12 other people in Pakistan with a drone attack. Last time I checked, which was yesterday morning, not only was the United States not at war with Pakistan, but Pakistan had finally reached a truce with Maulvi Nazir, which had the promise of finally stabilizing portions of North Wazirstan with its attendant benefits of stabilizing the tribal regions in a way that might have also brought a political solution to Afghanistan. OK, Nazir was a no-goodnik and he didn’t like most Americans (who does?), but he was fast becoming a force of stability for one or our allegedly allied nations. Oh, and collateral damage of 12 people too, let’s not forget that.



I know that the people on this blog who used to argue that Congress did not give W a blank check for the war in Afghanistan apparently intended to give a blank check to Obama, who was still working through the Peter Principle at the time (2001) to attack and kill criminal suspects in Pakistan. But did Congress really intend Obama to have the power to kill someone working with one or our allies, which happens not only to be experiencing growing frustration and anger with Americans, but which also possesses nuclear weapons and has deferred from nuclear proliferation partly out of goodies received from its American ally? And whatabout the credible argument that for every questionable militant killed by a drone Obama is creating 100 more recruits?



I’d like those folk who support Obama to explain this foreign policy to me–where Obama has the power to continue killing people in Pakistan over the objections of the allied government, and why this policy makes any political, military, legal or ethical/moral sense. Then you can go back to enjoying Obama’s tax payer financed vacation.

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