Skip to main content

View Diary: Anonymous Administration Officials Lied About Drones (84 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  We have found out (30+ / 0-)

    the hard way that Obama is very good at lying. He lied about being a Democrat -he actually claimed to be a progressive - (pre election of course). As far as I know blowing people up without process and because they happen to be at the wrong wedding at the wrong time is not a democratic let alone progressive value.

    As for the lies he  told about how his administration was going to be transparent well ...

    •  He's actually a pretty mediocre liar (20+ / 0-)

      He's great at telling the actual lie -- looks very sincere and believable in the moment.  But the followthrough -- in which the lie is disguised so the liar is not found out -- is generally inept or flat-out missing.  

      I don't know how much of a scoop this is.  We know that drone strikes often hit rescuers coming in to save the wounded from the initial strike.  It strains credulity to try to sell the lie that those follow-up strikes are "targeting senior al Qaeda leaders," or whatever the favored lie du jour is.

      If you want to cut Social Security, you're not a real Democrat.

      by Dallasdoc on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 06:33:34 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  He even puts his lies in print - (3+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        Dallasdoc, YucatanMan, aliasalias

        Pretty hard to square this

        The Freedom of Information Act should be administered with a clear presumption: In the face of doubt, openness prevails....In responding to requests under the FOIA, executive branch agencies (agencies) should act promptly and in a spirit of cooperation, recognizing that such agencies are servants of the public.
        With this
        ....in 2011, a federal judge in Washington ruled in a case brought by the liberal watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington that the Federal Election Commission's acknowledgement of a request was enough to trigger the legal requirement that a requester pursue an administrative appeal with the agency before going to court. The Obama Administration, acting through the Department of Justice, essentially backed the FEC's position.

        On Tuesday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit unanimously rejected that stance.
         

        "It is not enough that, within the relevant time period, the agency simply decide to later decide. Therefore, within the relevant time period, the agency must at least inform the requester of the scope of the documents that the agency will produce, as well as the scope of the documents that the agency plans to withhold under any FOIA exemptions."
        Kavanaugh described the position the FEC and the Justice Department took in the case as a "maneuver" which would establish an "impermissible Catch-22" in FOIA.
        I've had a FOIA request appeal sitting completely ignored, without even an acknowledgement, for over 8 months now, no thanks to the Obama administration's total lack of sincerity on it's stated position.

        "All war is stupid" - JFK

        by jorogo on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 09:46:12 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

    •  In 2008, during the debates with McCain, he (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      aliasalias

      stated flatly that he would not raise the Social Security retirement age or change the cost of living adjustment.  

      So, turns out that was a total lie.  He does it a lot.

      "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

      by YucatanMan on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 11:54:44 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site