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DEATH SQUADS USED TO BE BAD
The Telegraph (Sydney) ^ | May 10, 2011 | Tim Blair

Posted on 05/10/2011 4:25:24 AM PDT by AustralianConservative

In 2009, leftoids Keith Olbermann and Jonathan Alter were shocked by Seymour Hersh’s claims that Dick Cheney ran assassination squads using military personnel to take out enemy targets – you know, just like the current President...

“There’s a lot more that happened in that Bush administration, directly out of the vice-president’s office, that we don’t know about yet,” warned Alter, adding that once the full details become known, they “will curl our hair.”

That last line would carry greater power if Alter weren’t bald. And also a screaming hypocrite. Now that Barack Obama is running an assassination squad – directly out of the President’s office – using military personnel to take out enemy targets, Alter is delighted.

As for Olbermann, he pursued further Hersh’s claims that, as Olbermann put it, a “secret commando unit officially called the Joint Special Operations Command” (the very outfit that killed bin Laden) had operated under Cheney’s direction...

Two years ago, Olbermann described the existence of the JSOC as “shocking”, “egregious” and “terrifying to the nature of democracy”. He also wondered if Obama should dismantle the shadowy Bush-era terror machine. But now, however, Olbermann is happy as a clam:

Barack Obama got Osama Bin Laden. And every other political calculation, every strategy that suggests Democratic weakness or liberal uncertainty is ... as dead as Bin Laden.

We now know that the likes of Olbermann and Alter only support action against terrorists if it is conducted by their party allies. That must be what Olbermann means by the death of “liberal uncertainty.”

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: binladen; cheney; deathsquads; hypocrisy; jonathanalter; jsoc; keitholbermann; obl; seymourhersh
http://blogs.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/timblair/index.php/dailytelegraph/comments/death_squads_used_to_be_bad/
1 posted on 05/10/2011 4:25:27 AM PDT by AustralianConservative
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To: AustralianConservative

One of the comments below the article listed “even money” Obama would turn over the Seal team to the Hague before the next election. I would like to correct that: he won’t do it BEFORE the election, but if he wins, all sorts of folks will be prosecuted by this administration.... Lord help us all if he is reelected.


2 posted on 05/10/2011 4:35:10 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (OBL's death is President Bush's fault! ..... thanks GWB!)
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To: AustralianConservative

I can just imagine the Leftists rubbing their hands together and sneering, “Those are OUR death squads now”...


3 posted on 05/10/2011 4:45:13 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Marking time on the government's dime...)
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To: Old Sarge
I can just imagine the Leftists rubbing their hands together and sneering, “Those are OUR death squads now”...

Wouldn't the next step be to use them to take out their political opponents?

4 posted on 05/10/2011 4:55:19 AM PDT by luvbach1 (checked your profile)
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To: luvbach1
Wouldn't the next step be to use them to take out their political opponents?

The mind reels...

5 posted on 05/10/2011 4:59:54 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Marking time on the government's dime...)
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To: AustralianConservative

Yes, this has all been a little disturbing. OK, I’m glad they did what they did, but the silence on the left has been astonishing.

I’m just waiting to see what happens the next time a republican in in the White House. I venture the left will resume their chants of facist/baby killer/hitler, etc.

But really, will anyone ever take them even slightly seriously again?

Hopefuly Barack Obama gets a lot of credit from future historians as the man who destroyed the American left.

Hey, at least a few have been consistent, I give those few credit as much as it may annoy me to have to do so.

But let’s face it, if Bush had done this the NY Times and all the rest of the ninnies would have been screaming blue murder.


6 posted on 05/10/2011 5:11:29 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: AustralianConservative
Death squads my ass, these were military men, on a military mission against a military target. Obama has done a lot of crap to to deserve our dislike, but to insult our troops to get back at him is really low.
7 posted on 05/10/2011 5:28:14 AM PDT by Americanexpat (Everytime I see that guy's face ot)
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To: AustralianConservative

8 posted on 05/10/2011 6:20:25 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Under Islam, there is no separation of church and state. The church IS the state.)
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To: Americanexpat

the point being... when we had a republican(ish) administration, any such actions would be labeled ‘death squads’

only real difference would be trying to find the last time a nobel peace prize winner bragged on national tv about having someone killed...


9 posted on 05/10/2011 6:49:31 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: AustralianConservative

After a while it gets tiresome pointing out the hypocrisy of their perpetually changing positions to liberals on whatever is the present issue. For libs (at least American libs) history began yesterday. Their kneejerk reaction is to oppose anything done by a Republican president whether it’s killing our enemies or petting puppies. That immediately changes when their own people get in power. Then everything that was evil and bad is now moral and just.


10 posted on 05/10/2011 7:48:02 AM PDT by driftless2
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