Once upon a time, David Frum could market himself as a conservative and actually give people reason to believe him. That time is long gone. He’s now a proud member of the Media Lapdog Circus, performing jaw-dropping feats of intellectual contortion in order to justify President Obama’s drone strike policy.
O, woe is the Lightbringer with his “heavy, heavy burden” of responsibility! We need a hanky.
Puh-leeeze. David Frum isn’t interested in talking with anyone who wants to discuss the truth. Even über-lefty Glenn Greenwald called him out:
Good point. Regardless of your thoughts on Greenwald’s politics, at least he’s consistent with himself on this issue.
Frum may not be a fan of labels, but we’ve got one for him: intellectually dishonest hack.
Note from Twitchy’s CEO, Michelle Malkin:
On occasion we at Twitchy disagree internally on policy issues and this is one of those cases. Perhaps Frum is only saying these things now in defense of Obama because of his newfound, knee-jerk hostility to conservatives. Regardless, I agree with what he wrote.
Here is what I wrote in September 2011 about a drone strike:
Obama’s far left flank will be unhappy if the mission to kill Awlaki, an American citizen, was successful. They will again decry such drone strikes against American citizens as unprecedented and lawless.
On this, I will come to Obama’s defense.
Awlaki’s membership and leadership in al Qaeda is undisputed.
We are at war.
The Supreme Court set the precedent for Obama’s and our military’s actions in 1942.