Obama advisor who had decried 'war on terror' now defends drones

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    Hypocrite-Harold Hongju Koh


    Obama advisor who had decried 'war on terror' now defends drones
    January 05, 2013

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    The next administration must "restore the rule of law in the national security arena," end "excessive government secrecy" and set aside the "claims of unfettered executive power," Koh told a House panel in 2008.

    But as the State Department's legal advisor in that new administration, Koh helped set out a legal justification for policies that include a ramped-up use of unmanned drones to attack and kill suspected terrorists in Pakistan as well as in Yemen and Somalia, far from the combat zone in Afghanistan. Thousands have died, and the targets have included U.S. citizens who were seen as inspiring attacks against Americans.

    Koh, who is preparing to return to Yale as President Obama's first term comes to an end, has become a symbol of national security policies that many feel are not significantly different than those of Obama's predecessor.

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    Obama advisor who had decried 'war on terror' now defends drones - Los Angeles Times
     
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    The whole administration is a big fk'n hypocrite.
     
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    These anti drone demonstrators were planning to walk from Baltimore (near Johns Hopkins University) down to the CIA headquarters in Washington, dragging this model of a drone the entire away. The walk is to honor Brian Terrell, who was imprisoned because of his protests against the US drone program*and is currently serving six months in the federal prison in Yankton, S.D.
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    No Drones Walk 5
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