MSNBC's 'Morning Joe': Joe Klein's sociopathic defense of drone killings of children (VIDEO)Submitted by emalvini on Wed, 10/24/2012 - 12:31
MSNBC's 'Morning Joe': Joe Klein's sociopathic defense of drone killings of children (VIDEO)
Reflecting the Obama legacy and US culture, the Time columnist says: "the bottom line is: 'whose 4-year-olds get killed?'"
guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 23 October 2012 11.29 EDT
On MSNBC's Morning Joe program this morning, which focused on Monday's night presidential debate, the former right-wing Congressman and current host Joe Scarborough voiced an eloquent and impassioned critique of President Obama's ongoing killing of innocent people in the Muslim world using drones. In response, Time Magazine's Joe Klein, a stalwart Obama supporter, offered one of the most nakedly sociopathic defenses yet heard of these killings. This exchange, which begins at roughly the 7:00 minute mark on the video embedded below, is quite revealing in several respects.
Here are the relevant portions of the exchange, which was triggered when regular guest Mike Barnicle announced how amazing he found it that so little public attention and debate is paid to the fact that Obama simply kills whomever he wants "without any kind of due process":