Obama on drones: I’m not Dick Cheney

Being better than Dick Cheney is nothing to write home about. Indeed, being compared to Dick Cheney at all is troubling enough. Yet, according to Politico, President Obama used the very  defense of being better than the former V.P. to justify secrecy around his drone program to Democratic senators in private this week.Two Democratic senators who spoke to Politico on the condition of anonymity said that, when challenged by Sen. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., over the administration’s resistance to release Justice Department memos justifying the targeted killing program, the president responded, “This is not Dick Cheney we’re talking about here.”Again, President Obama, in defense of his targeted killing program, reportedly said “This is not Dick Cheney we’re talking about here.”Continue Reading…

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Obama on drones: I’m not Dick Cheney

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