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    TheDuckManCometh, elginblt

    I agree the drone and other anti-terrorism measures are pretty much failures in that they create more terrorists.

    I was NOT discussing the efficacy of the drone program or any other military decisions.

    I was raising the question of whether or not the president, any president, has direct control over these decisions any more.

    Even Naomi Wolf, as fierce a critic of Obama's policies as anyone, suggested as much in a recent interview, twice, so it wasn't just a slip. sorry don't have the link, couple weeks ago. google it.

    but it was along the lines of, after the usual strong criticism of the drone strikes, guantanamo, middle east policy, NDAA, or something in that area, she added, 'but I'm not sure the president has any real power in this area any more."

    I was frankly stunned. I'd long suspected this. And had several aquaintances, one a former black op, suggest the same.

    and where did I mention Bush responsible for drones?

    and did not mean personal affront to you with the "hard to parse" was referring to my own thick-headedness, and suggesting I may have misunderstood you. and that's why I fed back what I got, as you good commnications skills I'd been taught recommend. I could have worded it better to take responsibility on myself.

    my point restated:

    I'm glad Obama said what he did. Its a great step IMHO.

    no man is completely worthless, he can always be used as a bad example.

    by srfRantz on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 07:21:55 AM PST

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