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NBC News: Drone Strikes Will Become Obama’s Torture Scandal

Last week’s release of the Senate Democrat’s version of the CIA’s enhanced interrogation report caused massive pearl-clutching from the boot-licking elite media.

Although California Senator Dianne Feinstein, outgoing Senate Intelligence Committee chair, along with other lawmakers were constantly briefed on the C.I.A.’s now-defuncted enhanced interrogation program, they released the report anyway.

Once again, Democrats have put politics ahead of protecting Americans.

Many are wondering why Washington liberals are so eager to have a conversation about the C.I.A.’s so-called torture of three suspected 9/11 conspirators, but they’re not willing to have a conversation about Obama’s far more devastatingly deadly drone program.

Even NBC, which is no right-wing vanguard, is calling the Obama administration on its blatant hypocrisy.

In a recent report, NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel highlights how the Obama administration’s “secretive” drone program will one day be debated like the Bush administration’s interrogation program.

The NBC report reveals that the C.I.A. came up with the idea of droning terrorists out of a fear that they would be “prosecuted for torture.”

“So they were worried about holding them and torturing them,” Engel said, “and decided, ‘eh, it’s better just to kill them instead.'”

In 12 years, according to the report, hundreds of drone strikes have been launched. There have been about 50 under Bush and over 400 under Obama.

Every Democrat on an Intelligence Committee was “fully aware of all of the techniques that were given to us and approved by the Office of Legal Counsel at Justice,” said Jose Rodriguez, the C.I.A.’s point man for counterterrorism from 2002 and 2004.

And they never once “objected to the techniques at all,” Rodriguez added.

Barack Obama’s drone strike program has attempted to kill some 41 suspected terrorists and has caused the deaths of an estimated 1,147 people, as of 24 November.

So where’s the Democrat media outrage over that?


Jerome Hudson

Managing Editor

Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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