WASHINGTON D.C., August 10, 2012 – Priorities USA Action PAC’s controversial ad implying Mitt Romney is responsible for a man losing his wife to cancer has liberals hyping the false campaign narrative that only President Barack Obama cherishes life and understands the plight of people.
While the loss of anyone’s spouse to cancer is terrible, if liberals are genuinely concerned about protection of life and respect for humanity, why is it none of their super PACs are calling out Obama for his aggressive use of armed drones abroad?
Obama, who courted votes based on his record as a constitutional law professor, seems to have completely thrown out the rule of law in his role as Commander in Chief. Obama has not only massively proliferated America’s arsenal of unmanned remotely piloted armed drones, he has widely expanded their use and brazenly employed them in extrajudicial missions which claimed the lives of three American citizens last fall, including a sixteen year old boy.
No one actually knows the precise number of drone strikes that the Obama Administration has authorized, nor the number of individuals “terminated” by their use or even the collateral damage caused to non-combatants but one thing is clear: there is nothing “surgical” or precise about firing 100 pound AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and 500 pound GBU-12 Paveway II missiles.
High explosives are indiscriminate and destroy everything in their way.
While America continues to prosecute a global war on terrorism, the egregious nature of Obama’s ongoing unmanned aerial war even drew a lawsuit from survivors of a drone strike.
“The lawsuit argues that all three killings were unlawful because, outside of military conflict, the constitution and international law prohibit killing without due process, “except as a last resort to avert a concrete, specific, and imminent threat of death or serious physical injury” (Karen McVeigh/The Guardian)
How many innocent lives have been shattered by America’s drone policy? How many wives, husbands, daughters, sons and unarmed people have been accidentally killed for being at the wrong place at the wrong time?
It’s time to stop the false piety and put aside the political rhetoric to ask real questions about “social justice” and life. If liberals honestly believe that Mitt Romney should not be elected because his corporate actions resulted in the death of an American woman, which are so outside the realms of reality as to be laughable, I strongly suggest they look in the mirror and ask why they’re voting for a man who has yet to turn off the bloody wars he promised as a “constitutional” candidate to remedy.
Until then, when it comes to saving innocent life, those of us who truly revere it have but one thing to say: Mr. President, it is you who do not understand.
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