From Justin Elliott:
Last month, a “senior administration official” said the number of civilians killed in drone strikes in Pakistan under President Obama is in the “single digits.” But last year “U.S. officials” said drones in Pakistan killed about 30 civilians in just a yearlong stretch under Obama.
Both claims can’t be true.
Judge for yourself. Don’t ask why Obama’s feet aren’t being held to the fire on this the way they would if there weren’t a (D) after his name. Don’t ask if this Administration is doing things that make Dick Cheney blush. We got this, okay?
You know, in your gut, how cavalier the sentiment behind statements like “probably in the single digits” and “no more than 30” must be.
- Analysis: How Obama changed definition of ‘civilian’ in secret drone wars (thebureauinvestigates.com)
- Congress takes on Obama over drone kills (rt.com)
- WATCH: Stewart Loses It Over News Leaks (huffingtonpost.com)
- Under Obama, Men Killed by Drones Are Presumed to Be Terrorists (theatlantic.com)