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[Blasty the Drone theme song]

[Blasty]

I just flew back from Yemen, and boy are my wings of death tired!

[blam]

Seriously though, Rand Paul's filibuster was just inspiring!

It's just like "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," if Mr. Smith spoke for hours and hours, up, then sent out a fundraising plea, went on all the major talk shows, and announced his candidacy for president!

But while you're all suddenly wondering about me and my drone friends blowing you to bits in Bowling Green, I've been busy abroad for years killing thousands!

With things like "signature strikes" which sound fancy, but really just mean we kinda' think these people might be suspects!

[blam!]

Dang it, another wedding!

Don't worry, they're usually just foreigners though.

But whether they're foreigners or citizens-- first comes firepower [blam], then comes legalese!

And if the legalese doesn't work, there's always "state secrets" where nobody knows nothin'--

Except for me!  [blam]

Drones, torture, or prisons, these things have a way of working themselves out.

Like how John Brennan is now going to head the CIA, and the agent who blew the whistle on the CIA torture program is on his way to prison!

So while you're worried about gettin' blasted by that liberal Kenyan socialist at home, I'll be blastin' abroad, killing suspects, and suspects friends . . .

And their friends friends, and friends of their friend's friend, and friend of that friend and friends of friend-- oops!  and friends of friends who are friends, and those friends of friends . . . oops!

Originally posted to Comics on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 06:50 AM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Remember kids, (4+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    BOHICA, Liberaltarian, wader, NormAl1792

    It's ok.... if it's foreign.

    If cats could blog, they wouldn't

    by crystal eyes on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 06:57:44 AM PDT

  •  it sure is a good thing that Dems oppose (6+ / 0-)

    never-ending war and a national-security state that operates in secret and kills suspects without charges or trial.

    Ohhhh, wait a minute . . . . .  

  •  killing random foreigners, (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Nattiq, Barbara Marquardt

    from out of the blue ...


    That'll bring them over to our side!


    (Right after it exterminates the "root causes of terror.")

  •  not all Dems think that the President isn't doing (5+ / 0-)

    his job.  Commander and Chief.
    I voted for him.
    I trust him.
    As someone with a former special forces serviceman in the family I KNOW there are considerations we will probably never be privvy to nor understand because of the nature of the business.  The actions of drones are replacing some of what special forces, navy seals etc have done for generations w/out the risk of their lives.
    It's one of those things I believe I must trust.
    I don't usually get involved in discussions about this subject on DK, but I really am bothered by this and the expectation that we should know-all when it comes to military secrets and decisions.

    I did not agree w/the actions taken by Cheney/Bush - Let's face it- they talked about it and in talking and boasting it became clear they were in the wrong country creating reasons for taking down a leader for the wrong reasons ... when the real enemy, responsible for the deaths of so many Americans, was continuing to organize and plan in another country under the protection of it's government.

    When it comes to Al Qaeda or any terrorist group that has killed and continues to kill innocents in the name of a twisted version of their own religion, or some infliction of revenge for being a free-believing country or to destroy a race .. this shouldn't be about infusing the rights of our constitution w/the military mission to be proactive with terrorists .. This is about trusting the commander and chief.  

    I voted for him, I trust him and I trust his staff.

    There, I said it .... let me have it - I'll be outside looking for spring crocuses in the 20-degree weather.
    And, thinking of the lives lost - people I knew and didn't know who fell from the NYC skyline in 2001 and all others who have died since.

    Women are 51% of the population yet are represented in congress by barely 17%! Until our representation reflects the population, we risk sliding backwards .....

    by 51percent on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 07:59:27 AM PDT

    •  well. at least this 1st response is one of support (0+ / 0-)

      without defending drones per se, i question the people around here who act like there should be no military secrets of any kind.

      if we had the transparency they seem to want, then our sworn enemies would have access to the same information, which would make us vulnerable.

      i can't figure out a way around that, so I am forced to accept the current system that keeps some things secret from the general public.

      it's all about whether you trust the people in power to use that power wisely.

      I trust Obama to do the right thing more often than not.

      I assumed Cheney would do the wrong thing more often than not.

      That is why I am willing to give President Obama more slack than I gave W and his minions.

      Why is that hard to understand?

      Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D.
      Drop by The Grieving Room on Monday nights for support in dealing with grief.

      by TrueBlueMajority on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 09:52:25 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  The complaint isn't that (2+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        Barbara Marquardt, bmcphail

        operational details are being kept secret. Of course that's appropriate. The complaint is that the legal justifications are being kept secret. In other words, the Administration is saying the program is legal but they aren't telling us why.

        Why is that hard to understand?
        It's easy to understand. But this program will be in place long after Obama stops being President. Are you okay with him creating this power and then handing it over to the next Republican who wins the White House?

        "He, O men, is the wisest, who, like Socrates, knows that his wisdom is in truth worth nothing."--Socrates

        by TealTerror on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 11:31:07 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

    •  It's not a military mission (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Barbara Marquardt, bmcphail

      or at least it shouldn't be:

      this shouldn't be about infusing the rights of our constitution w/the military mission to be proactive with terrorists
      Terrorists aren't an army. They're criminals. They should be treated like criminals, not like soldiers. And as criminals, they damn well do have rights under the Constitution and international law. As do the innocents we're killing as "collateral damage."

      "He, O men, is the wisest, who, like Socrates, knows that his wisdom is in truth worth nothing."--Socrates

      by TealTerror on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 11:33:29 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  I thought blasty would be rather lazy (0+ / 0-)

    and reluctant, like Eeyore, but he's rather spry.

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