Monday, October 22, 2012

She Also Knows Nothing About The Unemployment Rate

Glenn Greenwald is one of the few liberal pundits whose opposition to certain debatable elements of the War on Terror has remained consistent from the Bush Administration to the Obama years.  I don't agree with everything that he has written, but his willingess to call out Obama and subject him to the same standards as Bush is admirable, especially when you figure the cult-like worship Obama inspires on the left probably leads people on that side to attack Greenwald for remaining true to his beliefs.

But it's still pretty funny when Greenwald comes to a belated realization: DC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a blustering, partisan ignoramus with few peers...
On 29 May 2012, the New York Times published a remarkable 6,000-word story on its front page about what it termed President Obama's "kill list". It detailed the president's personal role in deciding which individuals will end up being targeted for assassination by the CIA based on Obama's secret, unchecked decree that they are "terrorists" and deserve to die.

...That Obama has a "kill list" has been known since January, 2010, and has been widely reported and discussed in every major American newspaper since April 2010. A major controversy over chronic White House leaks often featured complaints about this article (New York Times, 5 June 2012: "Senators to Open Inquiry Into 'Kill List' and Iran Security Leaks"). The Attorney General, Eric Holder, gave a major speech defending it.

But Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Democratic Congresswoman from Florida and the Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, does not know about any of this. She has never heard of any of it. She has managed to remain completely ignorant about the fact that President Obama has asserted and exercised the power to secretly place human beings, including US citizens, on his "kill list" and then order the CIA to extinguish their lives.

Just marvel at this stunning, completely inexcusable two-minute display of wholesale ignorance by this elected official and DNC chair.
Greenwald's referring to a video of DWS responding to a question about the kill list following the last debate. But if it makes him feel better, I'm pretty certain DWS is intentionally ignorant of anything she can't spin.

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