Nat Hentoff penned a hard-hitting op-ed piece on the patent hypocrisy of President Obama’s tears for the Sandy Hook victims. Pro-lifers will see the point right away, since the same man who shed those tears is the most viciously pro-abortion president in our history. Hentoff — who is a pro-life liberal — would see that point, too. Here, however, he speaks of the children murdered by the president’s illegal and highly immoral drone program.
We’re now very far from Honor in Foreign Policy.
(Nat Hentoff/WND) After Barack Obama joined the rest of us in mourning the slaughter of innocent children in Newtown, Conn., Sanford Berman, a Minnesota civil-liberties activist, wrote me: “Obama’s tears for the dead Connecticut kids made me sick. What about weeping over the 400 or more children he killed with drone strikes?”
Indeed, our president has shown no palpable concern over those deaths, but a number of U.S. personnel – not only the CIA agents engaged in drone killings – are deeply troubled.
Peggy Noonan reports that David E. Sanger, in his book “Confront and Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power,” discovered that “some of those who operate the unmanned bombers are getting upset. They track victims for days. They watch them play with their children.” Then what happens: “‘It freaks you out’” (“Who Benefits From the ‘Avalanche of Leaks’?” Wall Street Journal, June 15).