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Obama the Warmonger? Liberal media, the Hypocrites?

Posted by on Jan. 5, 2013 at 7:40 PM
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The three European men with Somali roots were arrested on a murky pretext in August as they passed through the small African country of Djibouti. But the reason soon became clear when they were visited in their jail cells by a succession of American interrogators.
U.S. agents accused the men — two of them Swedes, the other a longtime resident of Britain — of supporting al-Shabab, an Islamist militia in Somalia that Washington considers a terrorist group. Two months after their arrest, the prisoners were secretly indicted by a federal grand jury in New York, then clandestinely taken into custody by the FBI and flown to the United States to face trial.
The secret arrests and detentions came to light Dec. 21 when the suspects made a brief appearance in a Brooklyn courtroom.
The men are the latest example of how the Obama administration has embraced rendition — the practice of holding and interrogating terrorism suspects in other countries without due process — despite widespread condemnation of the tactic in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/renditions-continue-under-obama-despite-due-process-concerns/2013/01/01/4e593aa0-5102-11e2-984e-f1de82a7c98a_story.html

Yet~ During the Bush Administration, mainstream media outlets hammered President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for their "rendition"

Remember SEN. BARACK OBAMA: "We have to be clear and unequivocal: we do not torture, period. We don’t torture. Our government does not torture. That should be our position. That should be our position. That will be my position as president. That includes, by the way, renditions. We don’t farm out torture. We don’t subcontract torture."




Is Obama getting a free pass? Anyone else see the hypocrisy?

by on Jan. 5, 2013 at 7:40 PM
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Ednarooni160
by Eds on Jan. 5, 2013 at 7:48 PM
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Yes..there seems to be a "double" standard with this administration.


jcrew6
by Jenney on Jan. 5, 2013 at 7:49 PM
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And many in the media who love him and fill the minds of American people with "selective" information.  

Quoting Ednarooni160:

Yes..there seems to be a "double" standard with this administration.



Ednarooni160
by Eds on Jan. 5, 2013 at 7:54 PM


Quoting jcrew6:

And many in the media who love him and fill the minds of American people with "selective" information.  

Quoting Ednarooni160:

Yes..there seems to be a "double" standard with this administration.



Agree..

sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Jan. 5, 2013 at 8:16 PM
Where does it say the men were torutred?
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29again
by Gold Member on Jan. 5, 2013 at 8:23 PM
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Seems like Obama always gets a free pass.... no matter what he does.

Thomigirl
by Member on Jan. 5, 2013 at 8:41 PM

Where is the link to this story?

jcrew6
by Jenney on Jan. 5, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Like Raymond Azar was in 2009?

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

Where does it say the men were torutred?


jcrew6
by Jenney on Jan. 5, 2013 at 8:46 PM

It's in the Op.  CM mobile doesn't post hyperlinks. 

Quoting Thomigirl:

Where is the link to this story?


Thomigirl
by Member on Jan. 5, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Without yet reading the full article...there is no hypocrisy. Bush and Cheney were being dubbed warmongers because they...wait for it....got us into TWO WARS. Iraq For Sale? War Profiteers? KBR/Haliburton?

jcrew6
by Jenney on Jan. 5, 2013 at 8:51 PM
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They were also called warmongers because they utilized rendition.  I'm starting to think you are of the Obama gets a free pass "mentality".  Got it.  

Quoting Thomigirl:

Without yet reading the full article...there is no hypocrisy. Bush and Cheney were being dubbed warmongers because they...wait for it....got us into TWO WARS. Iraq For Sale? War Profiteers? KBR/Haliburton?


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