Skip to comments.Obama Akin to Nixon, Bush, 'They're War Criminals,' Vents Cornel West
Posted on 02/14/2013 2:33:20 PM PST by lbryce
That's right -- not just Nixon ... Nixon and Bush. Can vilification from the left get much worse than that?
Cornel West continues to demonstrate why parents might want to think better of sending their children to Princeton, where West purportedly teaches when he isn't gushing over hip-hop and engaging in arcane rants over the airwaves. (audio clip after page break)
On his most recent radio show with co-host Tavis Smiley, West condemned President Obama's legal justification for drone killings of Americans suspected of involvement with al Qaeda, saying Obama had become no different than George W. Bush and Richard Nixon, all being "war criminals" (audio) --
SMILEY: This week's Senate confirmation hearing for John Brennan, the man who wants to head the CIA, capped off a week of criticism for his boss, President Barack Obama, over this license to kill American citizens. It's all related, Doc (West), in that Brennan would likely be the one carrying out Obama's orders to kill people they suspect as al Qaeda members, even if they've not committed any acts of terrorism. And so like the McCarthy era during the '50s, someone's membership in an organization rather than their actions can mark them in the eyes of Washington.
The memo written by the Justice Department, in fact, even contains that this policy holds up to international law. We've discussed this to some degree in the past, but this week when this story broke of the Justice Department memo which gives this authorization to our president who happens to be Obama at the moment but any president now has the authorization, if you
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For a second there I read that as “Colonel” West!!
Who’s the evil unilateral colonialist now, Cornell? LOL!
For the Moderator who posted it as duplicate and my fellow Freepers who seem to dislike sloppiness please accept my deepest apologies for having this story inadvertently posted twice. I did a search in the standard, conventional manner that has served me well, but no story of Obama the War Criminal or Cornell West came up in any search so I felt free t post it. I apologize once again for the double-post.
That Cornel West is given a national soapbox is criminal.
Why the vitriol over Cornel? He was a fine actor in The Naked Prey. I love that movie. Give him another chance.
you mean there are people who actually understand the words this overeducated libturd says. not the meaning just the actual word. i think he speaks in tongues.
Too late, Cornel. You’ve created a god. Nothing he ever does will be wrong, and when he leaves office, the media will sob with broken hearts.
“Obama Akin to Nixon, Bush, ‘They’re War Criminals,’ Vents Cornel West”
But killing civilians in the Balkans by Clinton is OK?
Obama has more (and worse) “transgressions” than all the others over the last 60 years. He will be the POS standard for centuries.
Medea Benjamin was saying essentially the same thing about Obama on the “O’Reilly Factor” (to Juan Williams, who was filling in in the big-boy chair.) Juan seemed upset.
It pains me to agree, even in part, with the racist hatemonger Cornel West and the traitor Medea Benjamin, but in this case, they’re essentially right. The drone attacks, at lest those on American citizens, are illegal under the Fourth, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments.