Irony of Obama’s recent words of sympathy

Some are finding it difficult to square Obama’s recent words of sympathy in Colorado with the reality of the innocent lives lost as a result of drone strikes.

“[W]e may never understand what leads anyone to terrorize their fellow human beings. Such evil is senseless – beyond reason.” ~ Obama in Aurora CO

 


Colorado native Abdulrahman al-Awlaki wasn’t in a movie theater when his life met a sudden, violent end. He was enjoying a backyard barbeque with his cousin in southeastern Yemen when the home was destroyed by a drone-delivered Hellfire missile.

Abdulrahman was sixteen years old when he was murdered by the United States government. He had run away from home in a desperate attempt to find his father, Anwar, a “radical cleric” who was the well-publicized target of the Obama administration’s assassination program.

Despite the fact that Anwar al-Awlaki was never formally charged with a crime – let alone convicted of one – he was assassinated on Obama’s orders two weeks before the Regime slaughtered his son and eight other innocent people.

Seeking to justify the murder of a child, the Obama administration circulated the story that the 16-year-old was actually an adult “suspected” of being a “militant.”

That story was refined somewhat once it was proven that Abdulrahman was a teenager. However, the administration has never dropped the pretense that the summary execution of that innocent U.S. citizen was, in some sense, a strategic success. Since the Regime killed him – and, in its sovereign wisdom, the Regime never errs – the young man simply couldn’t be innocent.Aftermath in Aurora: Child-Killer as ‘Comforter-in-Chief’

Aftermath in Aurora: Child-Killer as ‘Comforter-in-Chief’
by William Norman Grigg

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