Pardon Me While I Model My Tinfoil Hat
OK, yes, yesterday I pointed out why the whole drone strikes thing is being blown out of proportion. Because it really was. But there is an interesting question that kind of got me thinking and thinking and thinking some more. And not in a good way.
All of this seemed very convenient.
I mean the white paper came out and then there was the revaluation that we’ve had a secret base in Saudi Arabia from which drone strikes are being directed the next day and the authorization by the administration to release the legal rationale behind the drone strike program the day after that.
After years of keeping all of those things very secret, they all came out in the course of three days. Please tell me I’m not the only person who sees that as obviously tactical. I can’t be the only person who sees the strategic benefit to the behavior I’ve outlined.
It looks a lot like a distraction.
The question is, what are we being distracted from? While Internetlandia is busy blowing up about drone strikes, what are we not seeing? It wasn’t torture. At least, if that was the object, it was unsuccessful. Nearly every single Democratic Senator on the Intelligence Committee asked about it as well as drone strikes. Was it Gitmo, which was barely mentioned? Was it the extra-judicial means by which terrorists are tried under current precedent? Was it the fact that these drone strikes involve the deaths of children?
I don’t know, but I would really, really like to.