“Robert Gibbs, President Barack Obama’s former press secretary, says that he was once instructed by the White House not to acknowledge the administration’s use of drones. “When I went through the process of becoming press secretary, one of the first things they told me was, you’re not even to acknowledge the drone program,” Gibbs said on MSNBC’s “Up With Chris Hayes” on Sunday. “You’re not even to discuss that it exists.””
Gibbs acknowledged the obvious: “I think what the president has seen is, our denial of the existence of the program when it’s obviously happening undermines people’s confidence overall in the decisions that their government makes.”
Update: Wait, why isn’t Nancy Pelosi speaking out about this? A few years ago, the CIA confirmed that Pelosi lied to the media when she claimed the Bush Administration didn’t brief her about enhanced interrogation techniques used against al-Qaeda prisoners. Now, she would be able to legitimately claim that the Obama Administration didn’t brief her about drone strikes on al-Qaeda terrorists– but being the two-faced scumbag politician that she is, Pelosi is silent.
Not only is Obama ready and willing to take the U.S. over the fiscal cliff— he actually WANTS America to be brought to ruin! The wishy-washy Speaker of the House, Republican John Boehner, went so far as to offer to raise taxes on higher-income Americans in order to reach a deal– but Obama rejected this “major concession” from the Republicans!
It turns out that the Democrats themselves proposed “that the House should vote to raise taxes on household incomes of more than $1 million” in May 2012! But now, after the Republicans agreed to compromise in order to avert catastrophe, the Democrats “are urging their party’s lawmakers to vote against” their own proposal.