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Mika Admits: Under Bush, Drone Strike Memo Would Have Caused 'Huge Controversy'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 02/05/2013 4:51:11 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

Unusual candor from Mika Brzezinski and Harold Ford, Jr. on the double standard that exists for Republicans and Democrats.

Discussing on today's Morning Joe the Obama administration memo that has been uncovered authorizing the use of drone strikes to kill U.S. citizens abroad, Mika admitted that there would have been a "huge controversy" if such a memo had surfaced during the Bush administration. Ford said that "Democrats have to think now about how they conducted themselves and the questions they raised about Bush administration tactics." Joe Scarborough flatly declared that had the policy come to light under Bush, it would have been "ended" by the ensuing outcry.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: dronestrikes; haroldfordjr; keitholbermann; mikabrzezinski

1 posted on 02/05/2013 4:51:21 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Imagine the Precious Perfect rage Keith Olbermann would have worked himself into had this memo surfaced while W was President. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 02/05/2013 4:53:50 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

As if any more evidence was needed to demonstrate that the MSM is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the DemocRAT Party.


3 posted on 02/05/2013 4:57:28 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Ted Kennedy's Oldsmobile has killed more people than my guns.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This used to be among the elements of fiction, but no more. Not that some things that Bush was doing escaped from the scrutiny of the so-called “press” in this country, but that practically EVERYTHING that affects life, liberty and pursuit of happiness in this country, when enacted by the Current Regime, is both acclaimed and never critically examined by this same sycophant “press”.

By the way, where is Herr Doktor-Professor Sturmfuehrer Oberstleutenant Keith Olbermann today? Has he gone to work for al-Jazzeera yet?


4 posted on 02/05/2013 5:07:18 AM PST by alloysteel (If conspiracy does not exist everywhere, it exists nowhere.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
History Lesson: Under Fascist Bush, Democrats Feared Tyranny (Democrats Like To Project)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2983727/posts

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5 posted on 02/05/2013 5:10:43 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

In other news. blind squirrel finds nut.


6 posted on 02/05/2013 5:27:35 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Democrats have to think now about how they conducted themselves and the questions they raised about Bush administration tactics

No they don't. The media will never call them out.

7 posted on 02/05/2013 5:29:09 AM PST by grb
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Democrats have to think now about how they conducted themselves and the questions they raised about Bush administration tactics

No they don't. The media will never call them out.

8 posted on 02/05/2013 5:29:20 AM PST by grb
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; Yosemitest; All

Obamadrone strikes on Americans are what Obama probably meant when he has frequently said: “Every American deserves a ‘fair’ shot. “


9 posted on 02/05/2013 5:34:53 AM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Commune Obama"care" violates Anti-Trust Laws, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

"I woke up this morning, Joe, and wouldn't you know it, under my pillow I found a functioning brain cell!"


10 posted on 02/05/2013 5:39:49 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The next obvious question is WHY. Why would it have caused a huge controversy under Bush, but doesn’t under Obama? Mika and Harold just can’t quite connect those dots.


11 posted on 02/05/2013 6:00:21 AM PST by cdcdawg
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Of course it would have, because the “peace people” are phony Democrats with an agenda of attacking Republicans.


12 posted on 02/05/2013 6:47:55 AM PST by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I guess the two ping-pong balls careening around inside her skull occasionally DO make contact.


13 posted on 02/05/2013 6:50:48 AM PST by SparkyBass
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Unusual candor from Mika Brzezinski and Harold Ford, Jr. on the double standard that exists for Republicans and Democrats.

The only double standard is that which exists in the MSM. The only outcry if Bush had done it would have come from the MSM.

The media is Leftist slanted. Period. Mika has tacitly admitted it and I think she's too stupid to realize she did.

14 posted on 02/05/2013 6:52:58 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Here once the embattled farmers stood... And fired the shot heard round the world.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
No one could pay me enough to watch these pukes through a single entire broadcast.
15 posted on 02/05/2013 6:53:54 AM PST by expat1000
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

But do we care that it didn’t cause a controversy, or that it is the policy of our government in the first place?


16 posted on 02/05/2013 6:54:47 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: cdcdawg

Whiplash Joe. He buries republicans, lives to spit up on conservatives and basically mocks the Constitution and anyone caught defending or enforcing it. Then he throws a bone.

After picking through the debris of his sock drawer insults, Joe pulls out one innocuous remark to represent a 180 turn of opinion. Anything to stay covered, quoted and under contract.

Ignoring these people is about the only chance for getting them fired.


17 posted on 02/05/2013 7:14:17 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

So basically they called themselves hypocrites but they don’t care that they are hypocrites. Got it.


18 posted on 02/05/2013 7:34:25 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Bump


19 posted on 02/05/2013 7:46:43 AM PST by Roses0508
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Mika you ignorant slut


20 posted on 02/05/2013 8:11:47 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

like HRC a sterling example of femenism. she got where she is because of her daddy, not because of any talent or brains. HRC got where she is because of the male she married, not because she is smart or talented though she is ammoral and ruthless.


21 posted on 02/05/2013 8:17:03 AM PST by bravo whiskey (“People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.”)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

These people are treasonous pigs. Their cover-ups, lies and cheer leading for a radical Muslim in the White House makes the complaints about Nixon appear trite in comparison.

He has the power to murder Americans upon his order, yet in their cheer leading mode, they do not see the problem with his official characterization of conservatives and constitutionalists and vets as domestic terrorists. He’s using his mini-KGB to make lists of enemies and spy on Americans.

Big mouth Joe has is a treasonous mouth piece for the regime.

Have they admitted yet that their cheering for the global community organizer in cheif which has placed Muslim radicals in power in Egypt, is an act of Obama funding and supporting real jihadists at war with Isreal and the US? It’s against US law to fund, aid and abet radical Muslim groups.

He’s aided and abetted Al Quada with arms and money via supporting the MB’s overthrow of governments. Have they yet to see that Obama’s radical jihadists have raped, murdered and tortured innocent Christians, children and women in Egypt?

Is it alright with them that their Dear Reader has denounced the ‘flawed and outdated’ constitution of the US? How about that a Federal court just found he exceeded his constitutional power in jumping over the Senate confirmation process and appointing radicals to positions in power when the Senate was not in recess? How about him increasing deficit and US National debt over all the other Presidents before him and him refusing to work with Republicans? How about his racial division incitment?

How about him changing immigration and welfare law via EO’s? What about the systematic harassment and sexual molestation policy at the airports and DHS road blocks to inspect drivers around the country?

In light of all this, what do they think about him deploying drones, which he uses for foreign war, into the US? Did they ask why DHS is buying enough ammo for a domestic war or why DOD is planning for a domestic war against Obama’s political enemies? Would it be okay if he was naming radical news agencies like MSNBC, communists/Union members, and leftist radicals domestic terrorists via DHS? How about if he went after enemies of the constitution - foreign and domestic? He’d have to murder himself.

What do they think of Obama and his minions trying to restrict the first and second amendment freedoms via the UN (imposing Shaira speech restrictions on Americans) and with the second amendment, imposing his own restrictions via EOs? How about his ordering Christians to privately fund via insurance, coverage for birth control and abortion medications?

Come to think of it, has big mouth Joe read the health care law yet? What does he think of Obama’s domestic army mentioned in there? How about Obama having access to everyone’s health records? What about the death panel? Has dumbo Joe figured out that Palin was right yet.

And I never heard Joey boy notice the Left hating on Palin’s handicapped son nor notice all the incidents of harrassment that has come to children who have his condition. How about the incitment of black on white hate crimes during the Trayvon mess...or the faking of news trying to demonize Zimmerman as a ‘White’ racist for the cause of ending self defense.

Liberal radicals have eaten away poor Joe’s heart and brain. Most likely he never had a heart and brain to begin with.


22 posted on 02/05/2013 9:02:18 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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