Just Call Him 'Drone Warrior'

It's not praise: Charles Krauthammer
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 1, 2012 12:15 PM CDT
President Barack is trying to look tough, writes Charles Krauthammer.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

(Newser) – Charles Krauthammer christens President Obama the "drone warrior" today, and he doesn't mean it as a compliment. Remember the New York Times story a few day ago depicting Obama as the man who personally decides which terrorists will die in drone strikes? Note all the on-the-record detail and access. "This was no leak," writes Krauthammer in the Washington Post. "This was a White House press release."

Obama is trying to look tough because he has looked so weak in recent world crises, and even his attempt to claim credit for Osama bin Laden's assassination came off as ham-fisted, writes Krauthammer. "So the peacemaker, Nobel laureate, nuclear disarmer, apologizer to the world for America having lost its moral way when it harshly interrogated the very people Obama now kills, has become—just in time for the 2012 campaign—Zeus the Avenger, smiting by lightning strike." Read the full column here. (Read more President Obama stories.)

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