President Barack Obama spent a good part of a nice Thursday afternoon crying crocodile tears over the civilian casualties caused by drone strikes. These casualties, he said, will "haunt the U.S." But what about him, asks Reason Foundation Senior Analyst Shikha Dalmia in the Washington Examiner? Will they haunt him given that he has ordered more such strikes and killed more such civilians than his predecessor?
If former Vice President Dick Cheney had authored the drone program, liberals would demand his indictment as a war criminal. But Obama has made it the defining feature of his war on terrorism and they remain silent.
When Bush departed from bedrock conservative principles and started spending like a drunken sailor, he triggered a revolt that ultimately culminated in the Tea Party movement. It remains to be seen if liberals will hold Obama similarly accountable.
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