How Obama Minimizes Civilian Casualties

He simply counts anyone he kills as an enemy combatant.

Buried deep in a lengthy New York Times article about President Barack Obama’s secret terrorist “kill list” lies disturbing allegations by several administration officials that the president has embraced a controversial method for counting civilians killed by U.S. unmanned aerial drone strikes in which the definition of “militant” has been deceptively stretched in order to artificially lower civilian death tolls.

In an effort to minimize official civilian death tolls from these strikes, in which hundreds of innocent people have been killed in Pakistan alone, several administration officials told the Times that the administration is effectively counting “all military-age males in a strike zone as combatants,” barring “explicit” posthumous intelligence proving their innocence.

Report: Obama Redefines ‘Militant’ to Avoid Counting Civilian Drone Deaths – Yahoo! Voices – voices.yahoo.com

Same way Obama does everything else – cheating and lying.

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12 Responses to How Obama Minimizes Civilian Casualties

  1. sean2829 says:

    Boy, gender segregation by Islamic fundamentalists can really be worked to advantage.

  2. Mike D says:

    Sure sounds like profiling.

    “The logic behind Obama’s novel approach, say counterterrorism officials, is that young men in an area of known terrorist activity are likely “up to no good,” justifying the use of deadly force against them even when there is no evidence that they’re actually engaged in or even supporting terrorism. “

  3. leftinbrooklyn says:

    And ‘military-age’ has probably also been stretched to those no longer breast-feeding.

    • miked1947 says:

      In many of those countries “Military Age” includes those no longer Breast Feeding! Just like Viet Nam! A suicide bomber only needs to be old enough to walk.

  4. Bob Johnston says:

    Reminiscent of the infamous “jobs created or saved” statistic.

  5. bkivey says:

    “. . . barring “explicit” posthumous intelligence proving their innocence.”

    Guilty until proven innocent?

  6. Pathway says:

    Where is Code Pink?

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