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Saturday, January 24, 2009

U.S. Aggression, Brutality Continue under Obama

Four days into the Obama administration, and we're still "air-raiding villages and killing civilians." ABC News:

The CIA's bombing campaign against al Qaeda leadership in Pakistan continued with two more attacks today, an indication, senior officials say, that President Barack Obama has approved the U.S. strategy that has killed at least eight of al Qaeda's top 20 leaders since July 2008.

…Pakistani officials and villagers told that 17 people were killed in two successive strikes against compounds in North and South Waziristan.
The London Times:

Security officials said the strikes, which saw up to five missiles slam into houses in separate villages, killed seven "foreigners" - a term that usually means al-Qaeda - but locals also said that three children lost their lives.
During the Bush administration, war-supporting conservatives met this kind of news with the hope (and faith) that our military knows what it's doing; that the strikes really were necessary and successful; that reports of civilian casualties were exaggerated in order to score public relations points. And if not, then we accepted our share of the responsibility, and hoped that more good would come of the action than bad.

Liberals foamed at the mouth at our injustice and brutality.

Now, during the Obama administration, which of the two groups will meet this kind of news the same way as before, and which will change?

Hat tip Gateway Pundit