Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
Obama ordered a predator strike to go forward in Pakistan:
Two missile attacks launched from remotely piloted American aircraft killed at least 15 people in western Pakistan on Friday. The strikes suggested that the use of drones to kill militants within Pakistan’s borders would continue under President Obama.But wait, it killed children--what Rethuglicans and Wingnuts call "collateral damage". The anti-warriors must be horrified and screaming about this egregious use of force against civilians, right?
Remotely piloted Predator drones operated by the Central Intelligence Agency have carried out more than 30 missile attacks since last summer against members of Al Qaeda and other terrorism suspects deep in their redoubts on the Pakistani side of the border with Afghanistan.
But some of the attacks have also killed civilians, enraging Pakistanis and making it harder for the country’s shaky government to win support for its own military operations against Taliban guerrillas in the country’s lawless border region.
...In the second attack, missiles struck a house near the village of Wana in South Waziristan, killing seven people, according to local accounts and Pakistani news reports. The reports said three of the dead were children.
First, we have this quote from Code Pink about the murder of innocents who has vowed to keep an eye on Obama:
...Ok, what about International A.N.S.W.E.R? They must be appalled and had this to say:
...What about Not In Our Name? They hate war. Oops, their website is
Hmmm...OK, you know that Iraq Veterans Against the War had something to say about the murderous attack by the Obama administration:
...Er, what about Veterans for Peace, they have a nice Yes We Can! pic on their front page but they say nothing.
Alright, someone has to have actually stuck by their convictions and is calling out the new President for doing exactly what George Bush did.
United for Peace and Justice, the Campus Anti-War Network website is
I had one last option to find someone, anyone from the anti-warrior side who was not a complete hypocrite and would actually come out and challenge the new President. It should be easier now that they don't have to worry about the secret surveillance, secret detention centers and oppressive policies of the Bush administration anymore. I googled Medea Benjamin--founder of Code Pink--in Google News and found...nothing. She found more than enough time to post every single atrocity allegedly committed by Israel (truth was not a paramount concern in the postings either) against the Gazans but just could not find time to criticize The One.
So what can we surmise from this little investigation? How about the left-wing of this country is populated with hypocritical ideologues who not only hated Bush but had a severe dislike for America. Now that they have a leader who they feel a kinship with, well, it's all good.
Update: I also failed to mention that the new Obama administration is acting with more secrecy than Bush ever did with regard to military matters:
It's one of the first military actions of the Obama administration, but press secretary Robert Gibbs wouldn't say a word about it at today's briefing.Gibbs is going to make the idiotic Scott McClelland look like a genius.
Reports indicate that a U.S. Predator drone fired three missiles in Pakistan, near the border with Afghanistan. When the subject came up, Gibbs said, "As you know, I'm not going to comment on those matters."
He moved quickly on to the second part of the reporter's question, prompting some laughter, but then serious questions from the room: would he really not comment on any military action ever?
"I'm not going to speak about these matters today," Gibbs clarified.
Update: It seems that the ascension of Obama has had an immediate effect on our standing in the world. Can we get them to hate us more? YES WE CAN!
Update: Awesome. Via Free Republic:
Update: Glenn Reynolds linked. Thanks and please see also this post on Rush, Obama and the Fairness Doctrine.
Note: Changes made as two sites that were not working this morning are working now but have no comments about Obama.