Atlantic article refuses to hold President Obama responsible for drone strikesSubmitted by American-Pirates on Tue, 11/13/2012 - 18:17
So far this year
President Barack Obama the American military has launched more than 330 drone strikes in Afghanistan alone — an average greater than one per day. In Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia the numbers are smaller — 80 altogether — but the lesser frequency doesn’t make the strikes any more comprehensible. From this side of the war, President Barack Obama's America’s drone strikes feel very remote, their consequences quite abstract, their targets unmoored to actual physical locations.
Note: You may notice something glaringly missing from this trendy Atlantic article. The name of a certain President Barack Obama. Failing to hold the current president responsible for unconstitutional violence is nothing new, but writing about an urgent need “for deeper empathy for people who live a world away,” while continuing the practice is pretty brazen. (Original article)