Skip to comments.Debbie Wasserman-Schultz on Obama’s “kill list”: What “kill list”?
Posted on 10/22/2012 5:31:50 PM PDT by chessplayer
Via Reason. If you missed this in Headlines this weekend, or even if you glanced at it in Headlines but didnt watch the clip, stop what youre doing and watch now. My assumption always with DWS is that she knows the truth but is happy to lie to any extent her party needs, which is why you and I know her as Americas most lifelike talking-points robot. Not this time, though. Her ignorance is palpably genuine; she reacts the way youd expect her to react if this guy had asked her where the government got the thermite used to blow up the World Trade Center. Two things here. One: Needless to say, this is no boutique counterterrorism issue. Shes not being asked whether she knows how many people work for JSOC, for instance. Shes being asked about the president maintaining a list of people to be targeted for death by U.S. intelligence, one of whom was a U.S. citizen. A member of Congress, not to mention chairman of the DNC, should probably have an opinion on that, no?
Two: Glenn Greenwalds right that the kill list has gotten lots of media attention, thanks largely to Obama aides who were eager for the public to know that the Foreign Policy President was personally overseeing the ass-kicking of terrorists hither and yon. Remember the big NYT story in May sourced to no fewer than three dozen of his current and former advisers? We wrote about it at the time. Remember the big Obama White House press conference 10 days later in which he feigned indignation that his staff would ever leak national-security info because it helps him politically, even though they did that for days on end after the Bin Laden raid? We wrote about that too. Point being, were not down in the weeds of terror-fighting policy when we talk about the kill list. This is one of Obamas most dramatic executive power grabs, which, if Bob Schieffers doing his job at all, will be on the menu of questions for tonights debate. (As will this.) Anyone who follows terrorism news even casually should have stumbled across this subject after Awlaki was liquidated in Yemen. What on earth has Debbie been doing with her time that she somehow missed a heads-up about the president declaring his authority to assassinate people unilaterally?
I read this as if she was ON his list lol.
She makes Baghdad Bob seem honest and believable.
We need a pic of Sgt. (Wasserman) Schultz saying, “I know nothink!”