I Don't Understand the Lack of Moral Outrage
by James Glaser
August 9, 2012
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Back in the early 1970s, President Richard Nixon had an "Enemies List." PBS reported it this way:

President Nixon kept an "enemies list" of those who criticized him. He had these enemies targeted for tax audits or trailed by private detectives, and hired the "plumbers" to stop leaks.

Today, President Barack Obama also has an Enemies List, but he does not send the IRS to audit those on his list. No, President Obama has the CIA kill them. Some would tell you that those whom President Obama has killed are foreigners and terrorists. That is not always the truth. Obama has also killed American citizens, and their children, along with scores of innocent citizens of foreign countries, many who are women and children.

If any other foreign leader had their secret police out killing innocent people around the globe, Washington would be up in arms shouting, Murderer! The American people would be going crazy if a foreign leader started targeting Americans and their children, but for some reason Americans have fallen under some sort of spell, and tacitly go along with Obama's killings and murders.

Here is how Andrew Jones, writing for the Raw Story reports on one journalist's reporting of Obama's murders:

Upset over President Barack Obama's "kill list" and continued usage of drone striking throughout his administration, The Nation's national security correspondent Jeremy Scahill called the commander-in-chief's actions "murderous."

Appearing on MSNBC's Up with Chris Hayes, Scahill argued for the justification of labeling President Obama's decisions to authorize the strikes as "murder," specifically the drone attack on al-Qaeda America figure Anwar Al-Awlaki's son in Yemen in 2011 recently covered by PBS' Frontline.

"If someone goes into a shopping mall in pursuit of one of their enemies and opens fire on a crowd of people, and guns down a bunch of innocent people in a shopping mall, they've murdered those people," Scahill said.

"If you go to Yemen where I was, and you see the unexploded cluster bombs, and you have the list and photographic evidence, as I do, of women and children that represented the vast majority of deaths in the first strike that Obama authorized on Yemen, those people were murdered by President Obama, on his orders, because there was believed to be someone from al-Qaeda in that area. There's only one person that's been identified that had any connection to al-Qaeda there. And 21 women and 14 children were killed in that strike."

"And the U.S. tried to cover it up and say it was a Yemenize strike. And we know from the Wikileaks cables that David Petraus conspired with the president to lie to the world about who did that bombing. It's murder, it's mass murder. When you say, 'We're going to bomb this area because we believe a terrorist is there,' and you know that women and children are there, [then] the United States has an obligation to not bomb that area if they believe women and children are there. That's murder."

Scahill added: "The most dangerous thing that the U.S. is doing, besides murdering innocent people in many cases, is giving people in Yemen or Somalia, or Pakistan, a non ideological reason to hate the United States, to fight the United States. Non-ideological reasons, meaning personal vendetta, is much more powerful than, 'We hate your freedom, we hate your McDondalds, we have your Christianity, that's real to them."

Here is a link to the video of Scahill and others reporting on this:


Like I said, I don't understand why the American people are not upset with the President's having innocent people killed and murdered. It is like our country has become desensitized to unlawful violence. It is unlawful violence, because Barack Obama has taken it on himself to decide who should live and who should die. No Rule of Law involved, just one man's decision, one man who has taken on the dictatorial power over life and death.

And here is what bothers me the most about this. Whenever I talk to a politician or another citizen about this, nobody is saying, "That's not true." They know Obama is doing this, but they don't care.

It was the same when Madeline Albright admitted on 60 Minutes while being interviewed my Lesley Stahl about the United States killing 500,000 Iraqi children. She did not deny that we killed those children, but she thought their lives were worth whatever we accomplished by killing them.

Lesley Stahl on U.S. sanctions against Iraq: "We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, that's more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?"

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright: "I think this is a very hard choice, but the price—we think the price is worth it."

—60 Minutes (5/12/96)

I believe we as a nation have lost our moral compass, and that will destroy our country. We shouldn't have a president who can decide who should live and who should die, but I think more important than that is that we need the American people to come to their senses and realize just how wrong it is for us to have a president with that kind of power and values.

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