Posted by: arnegrim | September 12, 2011

Obama not a war president?

“In Mr. Obama’s first year in office, the C.I.A. carried out 53 drone strikes in Pakistan. The next year, it more than doubled that figure, to 117, according to The Long War Journal, a Web site that follows the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The pace is off a bit this year — 49 through late August — but the drone campaign is spreading to other countries.

The C.I.A. plans to carry out armed drone missions against Qaeda operatives in Yemen, and the military has conducted drone strikes to kill insurgents in Somalia.”

Funny… Bush is considered by liberals to be a War Hawk… and Obama not.  Yet Obama has expanded the use of our military into other areas and countries.

How does that work?


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