When it comes to reaffirming the fundamental right of due process and proclaiming an unswerving commitment to upholding our constitutional values, Obama's May 23 foreign policy speech was full of sound and fury signifying nothing.
Attorney General Eric Holder issued the first official acknowledgement Wednesday that the United States has killed four U.S. citizens with drone strikes.
As drone technology improves, U.S. relations worsen with nations such as Pakistan whose citizens are terrorized by the drones.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry continues to pledge support to the Syrian rebels even as they continue to engage in questionable behavior. On Tuesday, Kerry issued a warning to the Syrian government that a lack of negotiations on the part of Assad’s regime will result in the United States providing the Syrian rebels with further help.
John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction (SIGAR), said in a speech delivered to the New America Foundation on May 8 that government “bureaucrats” have told him to stop making public his audits revealing waste, corruption, and mismanagement of projects to rebuild Afghanistan. Some government officials, said Sopko, have even complained that they cannot pre-screen or edit his reports.