Good to see @toure finally acknowledge al Qaeda behind 9/11, not the US government.—
Ken Shepherd (@KenShepherd) February 05, 2013
The line to praise the Obama administration’s approval of drone strikes on American civilians overseas forms on the Left. We wouldn’t have pegged MSNBC host Touré as a fan of unmanned drone attacks, particularly as he has often criticized the War on Terror and claimed that treating people with respect was the best way to defeat Al-Qaeda. At least it was, until President Obama seemed to suggest it wasn’t.
On today’s edition of “The Cycle,” Touré argued that he was “comfortable” with Obama’s reliance on drones, declaring flatly, “Al Qaeda attacked this nation. We are attacking Al Qaeda back” and suggesting that the United States “attack them in the best way that we can.” (Mediaite has the video.) Twitter followers on the Left and Right were quick to call out Touré on what looked like a very sudden change of heart.
He didn’t always seem so comfortable, at least not publicly before today. Could it have something to do with the current occupant of the White House? Will “He’s the Commander in Chief” become the new “What difference does it make?”
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We wondered above if “He’s the Commander in Chief” would start making the rounds, and it looks like it’s on its way. It works for just about anything.