By the way, the NY Times piece mentioned in this article (“Secret ‘Kill List’ Proves a Test of Obama’s Principles and Will”) illustrates quite nicely the ideological blinkers that devotees of our God King wear when it comes to his gross betrayal of their fantasies about him–fantasies they persist in indulging even when the facts are staring them in the face.
Question to the NY Times, what shred of evidence do we have have that the Secret Kill List is a “test” of Obama’s principles? Is it not, rather, blazingly obvious that the Kill List is a huge and glaring illustration of Obama’s principles? From his habitual secrecy, his hostility to transparency, his ease at smashing religious conscience, his untroubled certitude about his power to order the indefinite detention of citizens, his totalitarian ease with the use of deadly force, and his expressed frustration with checks on executive power, it should be plain to any person of common sense that this is a man who deeply dislikes any hindrance to unchecked unilateral power wielded by him and him alone. He knows best and he is the State. The NY Times grotesque more-in-sorrow-than-in-anger puzzlement–as though they were profiling a good but errant high school sophomore who has somehow temporarily lost his way but who “means well”, instead of confronting a dangerous tyrant with profound hostility to any checks on his power–is but one of the reasons it is a fool’s errand to apply to the Times for serious journalism. They are not watchdogs. They are lapdogs.