Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Marked for Death

I really did think Obama would be a pretty good President.. but he turned out to be a scary power monger, completely making up executive authority out of thin air;

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration has authorized the killing of a radical Muslim cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki, an American citizen believed to be hiding in Yemen and thought to have shifted from encouraging attacks on the U.S. to participating in them, according to published reports.

Al-Awlaki has emerged as a prominent al-Qaida recruiter and has been tied by U.S. intelligence to the 9/11 hijackers, along with Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day, as well as Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people in November at Fort Hood, Texas.

In my defense, I was basing my opinion on things such as;

5. Does the Constitution permit a president to detain US citizens without charges as unlawful enemy combatants?

[Obama]: No. I reject the Bush Administration's claim that the President has plenary authority under the Constitution to detain U.S. citizens without charges as unlawful enemy combatants.

Who knew that he was simply lying to get elected, and that he'd out right-wing George Bush.

The real danger, of course, is that Obama is supposed to be the lefty.. and when lefties push authoritarianism further to the right of the neo-cons.. we're pretty much fucked.

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