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Obama Brags About Out of Control Drone Strategy

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Published on May 23, 2013

"President Obama's speech today on U.S. counterterrorism policy was actually two speeches in one. The first outlined a supposedly new, restrictive policy on drone strikes that was neither new nor restrictive. The second called for shutting down the Guantánamo detention center—not a new position for the president but the revival of a long-dormant one, unfurled in blazing colors along with a vision of a genuinely new way of approaching global terrorism."*

During his speech at the National Defense University, Obama spoke about his drone strategy, but didn't distinguish between personality strikes and signature strikes, in which it's unclear who or what is being hit. Double taps also weren't mentioned. Are the civilian deaths being underwritten? Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

*Read more from Slate:
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_an...

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