Pundits: “If Bush Were President, There Would be Impeachment Hearings Over the Drone Strikes (Video)

It’s an obvious point, but noteworthy because lots of pundits are making it – and not just the conservative ones.

Transcript via Newsbusters:

MEACHAM: That the rule of law, that the rule of law, could not simply be in the hands of a king and could not be arbitrarily applied. And that’s precisely what this is, is in the hands of an American king.

SCARBOROUGH: And an American king that actually gets the list of people who he decides should be killed and who should not be killed. And the New York Times reports that he goes down that list. And there’s so many things that are chilling here. I do got to say, Mika, that again, just to follow up on what Mark McKinnon said, this is one of those times where you can’t even say if George Bush were doing this. Because if George Bush were doing this, everything that was going on in Washington, D.C. would stop today.

MEACHAM: Yes.

SCARBOROUGH: There would be congressional hearings called. There would be articles of impeachment. All of Washington, all of Manhattan, the entire press corps would stop and focus its attention on this unprecedented overreach, constitutional overreach.

One reporter did inconvenience Carney with a question about it, yesterday – but I’d like to see some consistency, here. Where are their cries for impeachment? Lets get it on!

So far, the only person who has mentioned the I word as a possibility, is Ron Paul.

Hannity made the same point about liberal hypocrisy on his show, last night:

Scarborough’s chilling conclusion, this morning: “That is frightening…and, of course, the next step is the killing starts taking place on American soil. We’re not far from that.”

Yes, that’s what I’m afraid of, too. I don’t know about you, but I’m getting “tipped” all sorts of conspiracy theories, these days – and you know what? I’m not dismissing them all out of hand.

We are not in a good place.

FLASHBACK:

WHITE HOUSE INSIDER: Barack Obama’s High Tech Snuff Films…

UM:  I need to your to expand on the Drone thing – Obama’s love of using the drones.  You say you “got the goods” – your words.  What do you mean?

WHI:  It’s what has been brewin’ for well over a year now…it’s causing all kinds of hell between the administration…the military…infighting and concern among the staff…even Jarrett don’t have a handle on all of it.  Even she is not entirely comfortable with how the president has sunk his teeth into the drones…the kill list.  She’s not bothered by their use specifically…she’s more…I would guess she’s more worried over the political implications of Obama’s obsession…that eventually enough people will stand together and say ENOUGH.  She can’t afford to have that happen too soon…the re-election makes them all vulnerable…the plans…the obligations to others…America can still stop them in 2012 and she understands that.  So having Obama so oddly focused…not just focused…he gets excited…visually…the guy gets off on it and he ain’t even hiding that fact anymore.  And some are repulsed by it.  They’ve done video reviews you know…of  the missions.  The drones.  The kills.

UM:  The president you mean?  He watches videos of the drone attacks?

WHI:  Yeah – like it was…like it was porn.  I can’t emphasize…I don’t think I’m painting a clear enough picture here for you of how this thing has people really freaking out inside the administration.  It’s good on one hand because it’s got more of them willing to talk…but…the fact it’s gotten this bad…these drones…an American president who has the video sent up to his personal study so he can watch them over and over again…like I said – sh-t ain’t right.  And more and more people are figuring that out – and that is what has Jarrett concerned.  But even she…Obama won’t listen to her on this one.  Those drones are the one thing he really feels he has control over…all the rest…he’s been told what to say and where to go…when to wake…when to sleep…but the drones.  The drones are all his – and he ain’t given those up.  For nobody.

UM:  So Jarrett is against the use of drones?

WHI:  No-no-no…I ain’t said that.  Far from it.  The drones are all part of this…the big big picture here…what she’s concerned over is that her boy…the president…he’s gotta get it under control…his obsession with using them like he has.  The weekly meetings, the kill list…I mean c’mon now…he’s got his own personal kill list.  The guy who campaigned against Bush era interrogations…Obama don’t interrogate.  He picks a name off a list…some of these people have beenU.S. citizens…he picks that name off a list and orders the kill.  Then he gets the video confirmation of the kill…and he watches it.  Over and over and over again.

(Pause)

Jarrett knows she has got to tap that down.  That kind of display…it’s repulsive to people.  And it’s freaking them out.  Jarrett don’t mind the drones…she approves of the program…she approves of what…of how they will be utilized at home.  But if the president…if his reaction to using them…how he gets off on it…that endangers them having control of those drones after 2012…and beyond.  It’s a politically difficult – an extremely difficult argument to win.  A guy who complained loudly about water boarding – it don’t kill the poor bastard.  It makes ‘em talk.  Barack Obama declared that to be offensive to the ideals of America, right?  But now Barack Obama…he’s judge and jury.  With a pointing of a finger to names on a list…Barack Obama gets to play God.  No day in court.  No guarantee innocent people won’t be killed as well – and they have been killed.  Children.  Women.  Over and over again.  And this president…he has that knowledge when he watches the kill confirmations.  And he watches it over and over again.  These are high tech snuff films – a multi-billion dollar snuff program…and he gets off on it.

You ok?

UM:  This is sickening.  What you’re telling me…this is disturbing on a whole other level.

WHI:  (Points finger)  THAT’S the reaction people are having to this – right there.  And that’s the reaction Jarrett is worrying over.  She’s gotta try and contain it – but the president’s obsession is becoming too much to do that.  The knowledge of it – it’s getting out now.  Reaching other world leaders…it ain’t good.  Even if it might give us a political advantage…you want sickening?  I think to myself…what I just told you…I ask myself what if we lose?  What if this guy is re-elected?  You call it a whole other level?  Yeah – you say that…but you don’t really understand it.  Those drones…their domestic use…don’t think he ain’t thought about it.  A lot.

You see, Obama – he don’t trust the military.  Not all of them…not many of them.  But he trusts those drones, now don’t he?  Don’t take him having to trust some military official to order troops to carry out an order inside the United States.  It’s just inputting a bit of data – and the push of a button, right?  And keep the f-cking military out of that equation there.  Move the program…attach it directly to the White House.  Make it…make it part of Homeland Security, right?  Simple as that.  One appropriations bill – just one…and it’s done.

…And Valerie Jarrett – she wants that.  Her…the investors who are behind Obama…they are completely in favor of that.

UM:  Of a domestic drone program?  Why?  What’s the purpose?

WHI:  Same as everything else this administration has attempted to implement – control.  Absolute and total f-cking control.  No different than Obamacare…expansion of the EPA…all the czars…bypassing of Congressional oversight…it’s all about control.  And in order to secure that control – you need chaos.  That chaos gives the justification for the drones.  And the Occupy bullsh-t, the race riot threats…think about that.  Think about the timing of the domestic drone program…tie it in with all the manufactured chaos that’s comin’. His calls for a citizen police force that was equal to the United States military.  Obama said it himself, right?  Before he was elected?  He said it.  His wife said it.

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5 Responses to “Pundits: “If Bush Were President, There Would be Impeachment Hearings Over the Drone Strikes (Video)”

  1. Geo Says:

    “if Bush were President”. . . . . – Of that there should be no doubt!

    Everything that these dopey libs harangued President Bush on, before they took office they have now adopted and [at the very least] doubled down on. Except “Enhanced Interrogations”, that we know of. The audacity of these libs proclaiming that enhanced interrogation don’t work and are cruel and inhumane treatment and have embraced this policy is just beyond comprehension.

    I for one, believe that the President should have wide latitude on this, just spare me the sanctimony that harsh interrogations are more inhumane. They aren’t. Back at the home this dopey lib policy has been called “profiling” [without the kill, of course], which they haven’t allowed in this Country for decades, no matter the circumstances. White grandma’s and crippled kids need to participate in a practice of molestation, for the sake of profiling someone who should be. While these asshats are killing people at will with no legal recourse.

    What happened to the policy of prohibiting Executive Kill decisions that came out of the Frank Church Committee hearing back in the 70′s when they tried and mostly succeeded in neutering the CIA?

    Congress has requested this “issue paper” for years now, trying to find out what the policy was. The administration has never turned it over to them. The biggest problem with this policy is that we don’t get any intelligence that could be used for future operations. It is the ultimate policy decision.

    Brennan’s confirmation hearing on Thursday could get very interesting. Let’s see if the dims provide cover for him and the administration on this issue.

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  3. Nice Deb Says:

    Let’s see if the dims provide cover for him and the administration on this issue.
    Let me answer that one for you, right now: “Yes, they will.”

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