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Top Obama Advisor to Abdulrahman al-Awlaki: If You Had a Better Father, You Wouldn’t Have Died

Robert Gibbs, senior campaign advisor for President Obama, justified the death of 16-year-old American citizen Abdulrahman al-Awlaki when asked about the issue following the Hofstra University presidential debate on October 15.

The remarks are the fist acknowledgement by the Obama Administration of the younger al-Awlaki’s death.

“I would suggest that you should have a far more responsible father if they’re truly concerned about the well-being of their children. I don’t think being an al-Qaeda, jihadist terrorist is the best way to go about doing your business,” were Gibbs’ words to a We Are Change reporter, seemingly phrased as advice for the deceased teenage boy.

Now blaming the kid for his father’s actions is a far different thing than blaming the father for putting the kid in a dangerous situation. But let’s assume he meant the latter, for Gibbs’ sake. Continue reading

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How to Disappear Completely: Lessons from the Antiwar Left, Pt. 1

N.B. Below is Part One of a three-part series detailing the demise of the antiwar Left, highlighting issues that have been overlooked by many liberals and the media alike. Enjoy.

The smell of bird shit seemed perpetually fresh, there were so many doves. As late as 2009, talk of impeachment proceedings for the previous President’s malfeasance remained more than a figment in the political consciousness of many Americans. After all, the preceding eight years had seen an unforeseen concentration of executive power, and with it, the proliferation of warfare abroad. Continue reading