International War Crimes and Other Stuff Kemosabe Obama, the Drone Ranger, Didn't Mention Last Night

The best critique of last night's speech by the Drone Warrior in Chief that i read today is by Norman Solomon and titled 'What Obama Said (and What He Meant) About Climate Change, War and Civil Liberties'. It covers many of the platitudes the silver tongued horse's ass spun last night, it's not overly long and well worth reading. One point he didn't touch on was very well critiqued by The Christian Science Monitor in their article about the liar's claim that Obamacare has slowed the rise of health costs when the facts clearly show that the key provisions don't kick in until 2014 and that slower spending is related to a weak economy. Also an informative read.

The prize for the most accurate and concise description goes to the comment at Common Dreams, "Obama takes center stage, mouths a script of meaningless platitudes, the Congress and Senate applaud like the Corporate-paid trained seals they are, and Corporate-owned media pundits on Fox and MSNBC spend the next week waxing rhapsodic and dissecting the meaning of nothing."

Of course, the horse's ass didn't mention the UN's investigation of the US's drone warfare program and other forms of targeted killing conducted in counter-terrorism operations of individuals and groups [including US citizens] anywhere in the world which it says is indefensible. A United Nations investigator has recently said. "The US policy of using aerial drones to carry out targeted killings presents a major challenge to the system of international law that has endured since the second world war"

The content of Bill Moyers and Michael Winship's article for the Huffington Post last week was good, but the title, 'Barack Obama, Drone Ranger' has inspired hundreds of us to use the Drone Ranger moniker for the Obomber. The Mud Report, having done at least a six-pack of further research has decided that the use of Kemosabe is a totally appropriate first name for at least two reasons:

1:) Tonto certainly is Spanish for "stupid" or "fool." And Tonto, who was not so tonto, responded by calling the Lone Ranger "qui no sabe" (with an Indian accent), which roughly translates from Spanish as "he who knows nothing" or "clueless."

2:) Gary Larsen immortalized the genre of kemosabe jokes with a Far Side cartoon in which Kemosabe turns out to be "an Apache expression for a horse's rear end."

Ah, Kemosabe.