Under the pretext of combating terrorism, Obama has followed in the footsteps of former President George Bush and even intensified the killer drone attacks in different parts of the world, a move which has terminated in the unfortunate deaths of multitudes of innocent people. President Obama argues that the drone strikes are focused efforts to exterminate people who are on a list of active terrorists and that they have not caused huge human losses.
Pakistani lawyer Shahzad Akbar, who represents families of civilians killed in US killer drone strikes, says, “Either President Obama is lying to the nation, or he is too naive, to believe on the reports which CIA is presenting to [him].”
In a similar strain, Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK has said:
“So many people who spoke out against George [W.] Bush’s extraordinary rendition and Guant?namo and indefinite detention have been very quiet when it comes to the Obama administration, who is not putting people in those same kind of conditions, instead is just taking them out and killing them. So we need to make people speak up and say that when Obama says this [program] is on a tight leash, this is not true, this is a lie.”
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