Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Butcher Than Thou

John Caruso:
But the irrationality of Obama apologists doesn't end there. Consider just the last point above—that Obama launched more drone strikes in his first year in office than Bush did in eight years. To believe that this massive increase in the rate of drone attacks was not a direct result of Obama's policy, you have to believe either that 1) the military and intelligence services had wanted to ramp up the drone strikes for years, but were thwarted by well-known hippie peaceniks like George Bush and Dick Cheney who refused to go along with them, or 2) the fact that it started right as Obama became president was just a giant coincidence. Which just goes to show the depths of absurdity you can reach when your overriding goal is to explain away Democratic misdeeds.
But he's so dreamy!