22 Aug '17 22:41>1 edit
Originally posted by @whodeyIt's interesting that Americans turn what is only too clearly an example of US Imperialism that is undeniably independent of political administration into a cat call of partisan politics.
....I reckon it's just like Obama with drones. When you think someone gets out of line, you just zap them!!!
"Since 2004, the United States government has attacked thousands of targets in Northwest Pakistan using unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) controlled by the Central Intelligence Agency's Special Activities Division. Most of these attacks are on targets in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas along the Afghan border in Northwest Pakistan. These strikes began during the administration of United States President George W. Bush, and increased substantially under his successor Barack Obama. Some in the media have referred to the attacks as a "drone war". The George W. Bush administration officially denied the extent of its policy; in May 2013, the Obama administration acknowledged for the first time that four US citizens had been killed in the strikes. Surveys have shown that the strikes are deeply unpopular in Pakistan, where they have contributed to a negative perception of the United States."
So the whole world sees a program initiated by the military industrial complex, controlled by the CIA that offends every notion of legitimacy, and US citizens turn it into a political football, because "your guy used the program more than our guy" and you wonder why the rest of the civilised world is totally over America's apparent amnesia or selective memory on certain foreign policy objectives that despite the loud disavowals continue unabated and are to a large extent administration independent.