King's Dream: Obama's Drones

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    Bibles once handled by Abraham Lincoln and MLK will appear as props in today's anointment of our current nanny of "the giant triplets of racism, militarism, and economic exploitation."

    King would not have any trouble pointing out the "misguided men":

    "In King’s 1967 book Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? he wrote: 'When scientific power outruns moral power, we end up with guided missiles and misguided men.'

    Obama: I Have a Drone vs MLK: I have a Dream | Common Dreams
     
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    Fail......

    Drone strikes were here before Obama....And what is your point?
     
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    MLK would be ashamed of Obama with the way he and his little comrades in arms is dividing our country apart
     
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    I think drone strikes on terrorist's are the one thing obama is doing right.
     
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    Guided missiles and misguided men.
    Obama has increased the drone strikes since he's been commander in chief, and King would have likely found that hard to accept. It's hard to avoid thinking the word "hypocrite" when Obama sheds crocodile tears for the US children murdered recently in Connecticut.
     
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    I do too....except when they target US citizens without due process of the law. THAT I don't like.
     
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    I think King would criticize the way Obama and most other Democrats and Republicans divide the world through eternal war and endless debt:

    "A few years ago there was a shining moment in that struggle. It seemed as if there was a real promise of hope for the poor, both black and white, through the poverty program. There were experiments, hopes, new beginnings. Then came the buildup in Vietnam, and I watched this program broken and eviscerated as if it were some idle political plaything of a society gone mad on war.

    "And I knew that America would never invest the necessary funds or energies in rehabilitation of its poor so long as adventures like Vietnam continued to draw men and skills and money like some demonic, destructive suction tube. So I was increasingly compelled to see the war as an enemy of the poor and to attack it as such."

    Beyond Vietnam - Martin Luther King, Riverside Church, NYC, 4 Apr 1967
     
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    I wonder whether he'll ever be held accountable for the increased number in collateral casualties? You know, just like all the servicemen (and women) who have been persecuted for the same thing?
     
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    Possibly because the drones are not killing children on your block.
    "Terrorist" generally applies to those willing to kill or intimidate civilians to advance political or ideological agendas.
     
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    Wait a minute...that does define the obama administration's policies on many levels.
     

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