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The Definition of Hypocrisy
March 21, 2013 - Rick Burdt
According to the dictionary, hypocrisy is defined as "the practice of professing standards, beliefs, etc., contrary to one's real character or actual behavior." With this in mind, this term clearly defines our current president, his administration, and the main stream media.
Shortly after taking office, President Obama and his administration decided that water-boarding known terrorists was intolerable and together with the main stream media, demonized President Bush for having used those tactics, even though they yielded information which helped protect Americans.
Skip ahead about four years. Eric Holder stated in a letter that, according to Obama's drone policy, technically the administration could use military force to kill an American on American soil in an "extraordinary circumstance". Who decides what an "extraordinary circumstance" is and whatever happened to due process?
It took a thirteen hour filibuster by Rand Paul, followed by a quiet main stream media, to get this administration to concede that he does not have the authority to kill Americans on American soil using drones.
It seems strange that the same person who, just four years ago, felt that to water-board a known terrorist -- a person hell bent on killing as many Americans as he can -- was a heinous act of torture, regularly approves drone kill lists. Somehow scaring someone half to death is far worse than blowing them to bits, along with who knows how many innocent lives that may be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
And where is the main stream media in all this? Amazingly quiet.
They must have changed the standards necessary to receive a Nobel Peace Prize.
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