It's one thing for heads of state to murder people. That's just part of the job description. It only becomes truly obscene when the people in charge start making jokes about the power of life and death they wield over others.
Ladies and gentlemen, please give a warm welcome to Barack Obama:OBAMA: Jonas brothers are here, they're out there somewhere. Sasha annd Malia are huge fans, but boys, don't get any ideas. Two words for you: predator drones. You will never see it coming. You think I'm joking?
According to the New America Foundation, Obama has killed somewhere between 109 and 188 civilians with drones during his presidency.
Note also that, according to the Washington Post gossip column, this was one of Obama's "sharpest quips" at the White House correspondents dinner.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
The wit and wisdom of Barack Obama
Lifted wholesale from A Tiny Revolution: