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    Bush & Obama: Dangerous Narcissists - Psychopaths-Obama's disorder threatens humanity




    BUSH AND OBAMA: DANGEROUS NARCISSISTS

    Canadian psychiatrist Robert Hare analyzes psychopathic behavior. He does so clinically. He believes about 1% of the general population is insane. So are 10% of Wall Street employees, he says.

    Hare states:

    "There is a class of individuals who have been around forever and who are found in every race, culture, society and walk of life." "Everybody has met these people, been deceived and manipulated by them, and forced to live with or repair the damage they have wrought."

    "These often charming - but always deadly - individuals have a clinical name: psychopaths."

    "Their hallmark is a stunning lack of conscience; their game is self-gratification at the other person’s expense. Many spend time in prison, but many do not. All take far more than they give."

    "The most obvious expressions of psychopathy - but not the only ones - involve the flagrant violation of society’s rules."

    "Not surprisingly, many psychopaths are criminals, but many others manage to remain out of prison, using their charm and chameleon-like coloration to cut a wide swathe through society, leaving a wake of ruined lives behind them."

    "(I)f we can't spot them, we are doomed to be their victims, both as individuals and as a society."

    Hare lists two psychopathological trait categories. Interpersonal ones include:

    "glib and superficial
    egocentric and grandiose
    lack of remorse or guilt
    deceitful and manipulative
    shallow emotions"
    Social deviance ones include:

    "impulsive
    poor behavior controls
    need for excitement
    lack of responsibility
    early behavior problems
    adult antisocial behavior"

    Psychopathology is complex and poorly understood, Hare believes. It involves an "interplay" between biological and genetic factors. They influence how people "respond to, and interact with, life experiences and the social environment."

    Psychopaths don't feel they have psychological or emotional problems. They see no reason to change their behavior.

    Hare's survival guide includes knowing who you're dealing with. It's not easy. Experts get fooled. "A good psychopath can play a concerto on anyone's heart strings."

    Don't be influenced by "props." It's not easy avoiding being captivated by a winning smile, body language and fast talk. They blind us to their real intentions.

    Don't wear blinders. Most psychopaths are "con artists."

    Keep your guard up. Psychopaths take full advantage. They're "skilled at detecting and ruthlessly exploiting your weak spots."

    Safety from determined psychopaths isn't easy. They play by their own rules. They have lots of victims. They "have a strong need for psychological and physical control over others."

    Their personalities are "carved in stone." They have an "insatiable appetite for power and control."

    Administration and congressional leaders exhibit prominent traits.

    They're amoral, unethical, deceitful, and manipulative. They breach social and legal standards. They suffer no remorse. They're callously unconcerned about others. They're indifferent to human suffering.

    They're "without conscience." They're clinically insane. They're psychopathic. Top priority is stopping them. Otherwise we're doomed.

    In 2005, Professor Psychiatry Justin Frank headlined "Bush on the Couch." He traced his character development from childhood through the presidency.

    He identified and analyzed "patterns of thought, action, and communication." A "troubling portrait" emerged. It provided disturbing insights into:

    Bush reacting to 2006's Democrat congressional sweep; he did so by surging troops into Iraq;
    his "telling habits and coping strategies - from his persistent mangling of English to his tendency to 'go blank' in the midst of crisis;
    his father's tearful public breakdown; it reflects their relationship; and
    Katrina: "the moment when Bush's arrogance finally failed him."

    Frank said Bush I was for the most part emotionally detached from GW. His mother was an insecure disciplinarian. Her emotional neglect left her unable to supply love.

    GW had to rely on his inadequate "crude tools." They prevented him from developing a "stable personality." He's a "dry drunk."

    "His abstinence protects him from the crippling effects of heavy alcohol consumption, but he remains in the grip of alcoholic thinking…."

    He's "rigid" and "inflexible." He's unable "to consider the idea that anything in his own behavior might qualify as destructive."

    "Instead, he projects such impulses onto his many perceived persecutors, to maintain his sense of self."

    This type pious/crusading behavior cuts to the heart of decisions he made as president. He's mentally unfit to lead. While still president, Frank advised:

    "Our sole treatment option - for his benefit and ours - is to remove (him) from office. It is up to all of us - Congress, the media and voters - to do so, before it is too late."

    It's way too late now. He's gone. Obama replaced him. America went from bad to worse. Dr. Sam Vaknin explained.
    He's a writer certified in psychological counseling techniques. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy. He's editor in chief of Global Politician. His best known work is "Malignant Self-Love: Narcissism Revisited." He's an expert on the subject.

    Separately, he discussed Obama, saying:

    He was impressed the first time he saw him. Soon enough he was put off. He reflects "shallowness (and) haughtiness in his demeanor…."

    It's "unsettling. His posture and his body language (are) louder than his empty words."

    His speeches have "quasi 'religious' impact on so many people." He's a "total incognito with zero accomplishment(s)."

    "He is not a genius." He's "quite ignorant on most important subjects." He's a "narcissist." He may have "narcissistic personality disorder (NPD)."

    They project grandiose false self-images. Jim Jones was a known narcissist. He convinced hundreds of his followers to commit suicide.

    Other dangerous narcissists included "Stalin, Saddam, (and) Hitler." They exerted great influence over followers.

    They created a personality cult around themselves. Their fiery rhetoric and speeches elevated admirers. They filled their hearts with enthusiasm. They gave them a new zest for life.

    They promised them great achievements and victories. Instead they delivered "doom."

    Cult personality victims don't know it until it is too late. Childhood abuse is one determining factor.

    "Obama's early life was decidedly chaotic and replete with traumatic and mentally bruising dislocation."

    "Mixed race marriages were less common then." His parents were divorced when he was two years old. He saw his father only once after that. He died in a car accident.

    His mother re-married. She relocated with Obama to Indonesia. Adjusting wasn't easy. He was raised by his stepfather.

    At age 10, "he was whisked off to live with his maternal (white) grandparents. He saw his mother only intermittently…." In 1979, "she vanished from his life." In 1995, she died of cancer.

    Narcissists lack interest in whatever won't help them reach personal goals. They focus largely on control, on power. Details and trivialities don't concern them.

    As Harvard Law Review's first Black president, he received a contract and cash advance for a book on race relations.

    Instead of a scholarly work, his autobiography followed: "Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance."

    Narcissists focus more on themselves than anything. The Mayo Clinic's narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) definition states:

    It's "a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance and a deep need for admiration."

    "Those with narcissistic personality disorder believe that they're superior to others and have little regard for other people's feelings."

    "But behind this mask of ultra-confidence lies a fragile self-esteem, vulnerable to the slightest criticism."

    "Narcissistic personality disorder is one of several types of personality disorders."

    "Personality disorders are conditions in which people have traits that cause them to feel and behave in socially distressing ways, limiting their ability to function in relationships and in other areas of their life, such as work or school."

    Symptoms include:

    "Believing that you're better than others

    Fantasizing about power, success and attractiveness

    Exaggerating your achievements or talents

    Expecting constant praise and admiration

    Believing that you're special and acting accordingly

    Failing to recognize other people's emotions and feelings

    Expecting others to go along with your ideas and plans

    Taking advantage of others

    Expressing disdain for those you feel are inferior

    Being jealous of others

    Believing that others are jealous of you

    Trouble keeping healthy relationships

    Setting unrealistic goals

    Being easily hurt and rejected

    Having a fragile self-esteem

    Appearing as tough-minded or unemotional"

    Narcissists can't handle criticism. They don't think anything is wrong. They lack fulfilling relationships. They're conceited, boastful and/or pretentious. They lack conscience. They're callous and ruthless.

    They regard themselves as special. They care only about themselves. They have a sense of entitlement. They belittle others perceived as inferior.

    They're dangerous. They're treacherous. Fantasy and reality are intertwined. They cause enormous problems for others. They react with rage or contempt.

    Obama's a "malignant narcissist." He lacks empathy with others. He "lacks the crucial faculty of feeling human."

    He's sort of "alien. He never experienced humanity, or humanness, and he cannot empathize with other people. He can't put himself in other people's shoes."

    "He cannot feel for them because he lacks the emotional apparatus. He lacks emotions, or at least, access to" them.

    He's "exploitive, anti-social, destructive, self-destructive, arrogant, feels superior, feels he's superman, and so on and so forth."

    "All of these are derivatives from the inability to know what it means to be human." It reflects the difference between a normal and malignant cell.

    If the narcissist is your neighbor or local butcher, "the damage is limited. But if he happens to be the president of the United States, it's a calamity. It's an apocalypse."

    All signs are there, Vaknin believies - his chaotic childhood, his dysfunctional family, and orthodox background. It causes narcissistic anti-social personality disorder.

    "Obama lies pathologically, incessantly." His biography is "diffuse. There's nothing there. It's all in the air. You can't pinpoint dates, names, places, nothing. It's a very fog-like, foggy history."

    There's no there there. Vaknin said he studied him closely. His body language, speeches, unscripted reactions, and attitude toward colleagues exhibit classic narcissism.

    He's haughty and pretentious. He exhibits superiority and "pronoun density (PD)." It reflects how many times you say "me," "my," "I" and "myself" in a single sentence unnecessarily.

    Obama's PD is "three times the average (of other) psychopathic narcissists. I mean, that's how bad it" is. It tends to increase during crises. It's a "major clinical sign."

    Another is called "adversity tolerance threshold (ATT). It refers to how often you snap at underlings. He does it often. He's irritable, irascible, and cantankerous more often, and very often on camera."

    At times, he can't control himself. "I am convinced he's a narcissist."

    "I have no doubt in my mind" proper diagnosis will reveal "classical, malignant, psychopathic narcissism." He's "a walking time-bomb." He created cult followers around him.

    He has "no personality whatsoever." He's "a walking piece of fiction." He's "paranoid." He's a "vacuum wrapped in a shell."

    "He's afraid of being exposed for what he is. He's "hyper-vigilant. He protects his turf." He's "alert to slights and insults, both real and imaginary."

    His defenses include denial. "He projects onto others what he hates in himself." He craves special treatment. He wants it boosting his "bloated ego."

    He's "unstable, chaotic and dangerous." He has "psychotic episodes" but he's not psychotic. "The distinction is artificial and useless." If he's psychotic at critical times, that's all that matters.

    As president, even a second of psychosis is calamitous.

    He's an "adrenalin junky." He needs increasing amounts. Narcissists "provoke artificial crises." It can be domestic or foreign.

    "I'm terrified," said Vaknin. Who knows what he'll do next? He can't control himself. His disorder reflects a Damocles sword over humanity. "It can cut all our heads off."

    Vaknin calls Obama more dangerous than Bush. Expect more crises ahead. He "endanger(s) the foundations of the republic."

    People don't understand what's going on. "The bigger the crisis, the more the narcissist thrives." Normal people try avoiding them. Narcissists provoke them. It's their "natural state." It's their "comfort zone."

    Narcissistic personality disorder is "untreatable." At best it can be modified. It can be made less abrasive. "Their false self devours them. They become walking zombies. They're shells."

    There's a "mechanism inside, a robotic, cold, calculated evil that drives them inexorably." They can't stop it. As US president, Obama's disorder threatens humanity.


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    http://antiwar.com/blog/2013/04/16/o...act-of-terror/

    Double tap drone strikes target civilians
    http://www.businessinsider.com/us-dr...p-plan-2012-12

    65% of Americans approve of drone strikes abroad
    http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/346554

    Names of children killed in U.S. drone strikes

    (Information taken from The Bureau of Investigative Journalism’s database[19] of drone strikes and corresponding casualties.)

    Name Age Date

    Unknown 10 June 17, 2004

    Unknown 16 June 17, 2004

    Unknown(3 girls) unk November 5, 2005

    Abdul Wasit 17 December 1, 2005

    Noor Aziz 8 December 1, 2005

    Unknown unk February 6, 2006

    Unknown (5-6) unk February 13, 2006

    Najibullah 13 October 30, 2006

    Adnan 16 October 30, 2006

    Inayatullah 15 October 30, 2006

    Iftikhar 17 October 30, 2006

    Wali-ur-Rahman 17 October 30, 2006

    Rahman 13 October 30, 2006

    Fazal Wahab 18 October 30, 2006

    Jamroz Khan unk October 30, 2006

    Talha 8 October 30, 2006

    Sakirullah 16 October 30, 2006

    Nimatullah 14 October 30, 2006

    Shafiullah 16 October 30, 2006

    Qari Sharifullah 17 October 30, 2006

    Shabir 15 October 30, 2006

    Shehzad Gul 11 October 30, 2006

    Zabihullah 16 October 30, 2006

    Wilayat Khan 11 October 30, 2006

    Kitab Gul 12 October 30, 2006

    Hizbullah 10 October 30, 2006

    Naeemullah 17 October 30, 2006

    Noor Mohammad 15 October 30, 2006

    Ziaur Rhaman 13 October 30, 2006

    Inayatur Rahman 17 October 30, 2006

    Shaukat 14 October 30, 2006

    Ameer Said 15 October 30, 2006

    Darvesh 13 October 30, 2006

    Abdul Waris 16 October 30, 2006

    Saeedullah 17 October 30, 2006

    Siraj 16 October 30, 2006

    Abdus Samad 17 October 30, 2006

    Rahmatullah 14 October 30, 2006

    Qari Abdul Karim 19 October 30, 2006

    Alam Nabi 11 October 30, 2006

    Jamshed Khan 14 October 30, 2006

    Qari Ishaq 19 October 30, 2006

    Zaheeruddin 16 October 30, 2006

    Taseel Khan 18 October 30, 2006

    Ismail 12 October 30, 2006

    Jannatullah 13 October 30, 2006

    Salman 16 October 30, 2006

    Luqman 12 October 30, 2006

    Ihsanullah 16 October 30, 2006

    Mashooq Khan 16 October 30, 2006

    Numair 14 October 30, 2006

    Bakht Muneer 14 October 30, 2006

    Gul Sher Khan 15 October 30, 2006

    Shahjehan 15 October 30, 2006

    Mohammad Salim 11 October 30, 2006

    Khan 21 October 30, 2006

    Rahatullah 17 October 30, 2006

    Yahya Khan 16 October 30, 2006

    Inayatur Rhaman 16 October 30, 2006

    Shahbuddin 15 October 30, 2006

    Ikramullah 17 October 30, 2006

    Abdullah 18 October 30, 2006

    Ziaur Rahman 17 October 30, 2006

    Ghulam Nabi 21 October 30, 2006

    Qari Alamzeb 14 October 30, 2006

    Mohammad Yaas Khan 16 October 30, 2006

    Sultanat Khan 16 October 30, 2006

    Nawab 17 October 30, 2006

    Mashooq Jan 15 October 30, 2006

    Razi Mohammad 16 October 30, 2006

    Saifullah 9 October 30, 2006

    Khalid 12 October 30, 2006

    Noor Mohammad 8 October 30, 2006

    Kalilullah 9 October 30, 2006

    Shoaib 8 October 30, 2006

    Asadullah 9 October 30, 2006

    Sohail 7 October 30, 2006

    Ilyas 13 October 30, 2006

    Fazel Hakim 19 October 30, 2006

    Mohammad Yunus 16 October 30, 2006

    Ziauddin 16 October 30, 2006

    Fazel Wahab 16 October 30, 2006

    Azizul Wahab 15 October 30, 2006

    Maulvi Khaleefa unk October 30, 2006

    Mohammad Tahir 16 October 30, 2006

    Possible children unk June 19, 2007

    Unknown (3 children) unk February 29, 2008

    Unknown (3 children) unk May 14, 2008

    Unknown (3 children) unk July 28, 2008

    Unknown unk August 30, 2008

    Unknown (3-4 children) unk September 5, 2008

    Unknown (8 children) unk September 8, 2008

    Unknown unk October 3, 2008

    Unknown (3 children) unk October 3, 2008

    Unknown (1-4 children) 14.5 October 9, 2008

    Possible students 12-18 October 23, 2008

    0-3 children unk October 26, 2008

    Unknown unk November 14, 2008

    possible children unk November 29, 2008

    Azaz-ur-Rehman 14 January 23, 2009

    Maezol Khan 3 January 23, 2009

    Noor Syed 8 February 14, 2009

    Unknown (3 children) unk April 1, 2009

    Unknown (3-4 children) unk April 4, 2009

    Unknown (2 children) unk April, 19, 2009

    Unknown (10 children) unk June 23, 2009

    Ibad Ullah unk August 11, 2009

    Mohammad Arif unk August 11, 2009

    Abdul Qadeer unk August 11, 2009

    Hazart Ali unk August 11, 2009

    Syed Wali Shah 7 August 21, 2009

    Unknown (5 children) unk August 21, 2009

    Unknown (3 children) unk September 8, 2009

    Sakeenullah 15 November 20, 2009

    Zenullah Khan 17 December 31, 2009

    Wajid Noor 9 January 3, 2010

    Ayesha 3 January 8, 2010

    Naila 10 February 24, 2010

    Unknown 14 March 31, 2010

    Fatima Khan unk May 21, 2010

    Nisar Khan unk May 21, 2010

    Naeem Khan unk May 21, 2010

    Unknown unk May 21, 2010

    Unknown unk August 14, 2010

    Unknown (3 orphans) unk August 23, 2010

    Unknown (4 children) unk September 8, 2010

    Naeem Ullah 10 October 18, 2010

    Unknown unk November 16, 2010

    Ismael Mohammed unk March 17, 2011

    Atif 12 April 22, 2011

    Unknown (2 children) unk April 22, 2011

    Unknown unk August 16, 2011

    Unknown (2 children) unk August 22, 2011

    Tariq Aziz 16 October 31, 2011

    Waheed Khan 12 October 31, 2011

    Unknown unk February 9, 2012

    Osama Haqqani 13 August 21, 2012

    http://www.warcosts.com/178_report
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    The President’s Privileged Right to Kill

    Does the government work for us, or do we work for the government? How can the president claim the lawful power to kill whomever he wishes and at the same time ask Congress to incapacitate our ability to defend ourselves against those who might seek to kill us?

    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul struck a raw nerve in the weak underbelly of the Obama administration last month with his 13-hour filibuster. Paul was furious — as every American should be — that the president refused to admit that he does not possess the lawful authority to kill Americans with drones. The senator used the confirmation hearings of now CIA Director John Brennan as a forum in which to articulate the principled constitutional argument that whenever the government wants the life, liberty or property of anyone, it can only obtain that via due process.

    Due process is the command of the Fifth Amendment. “Due process” is the jurisprudential phrase for a fair jury trial and the accompanying constitutional protections. The reasons we have these protections are the wish of the Framers that our natural rights — here, the rights to life, liberty and property and to fairness from the government — be guaranteed and their fear that they not suffer under another Star Chamber. Star Chamber was a secret gaggle of advisers to British kings that decided who among the king’s adversaries would lose his life, liberty or property without due process. Once that decision was made, it was carried out.

    Paul articulated all of this during his filibuster. He did not read gibberish, as those who have filibustered in the past sometimes have done. He made principled moral and legal arguments for 13 hours. His arguments read like a passionate college lecture on personal liberty in a free society.

    The next day, Attorney General Eric Holder sent a terse letter to Paul that reads in its entirety as follows: “It has come to my attention that you have now asked an additional question: ‘Does the President have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on American soil?’ The answer to that question is no.” This is an unremarkable statement, but one that only came about after the senatorial equivalent of pulling teeth.

    Paul’s filibuster was prompted by the administration’s repeated refusal to answer that question. Those refusals came from the testimony of Holder, FBI Director Robert Mueller and then CIA Director-nominee Brennan. They all declined to answer the question of whether the president has the power to use drones to kill Americans in America, and they all referred the questioners to their boss in the White House.

    Their boss in the White House has never publicly answered that question, but he has exercised that horrific power without publicly defending or legally justifying it. When lawyers for potential victims of presidential killings (how terrifying does that sound?) sought to ascertain the source of that power, the president dispatched Justice Department lawyers into court to persuade judges that the (SET ITAL) legal argument supporting killings (END ITAL) is classified. That’s because, those Justice Department lawyers argued, the decisions to kill — just like Star Chamber’s decisions to kill — are made in secret; hence, the legal support for the killings must be kept secret.

    How could a legal argument be classified? How could a judge accept that sophistry? How could a president sworn to uphold the Constitution claim the power to kill people on his own?

    As if to antagonize further those who believe the Constitution means what it says, the same president who says he can’t reveal the legal basis for his killing wants to take away your right to self-defense against a killer, and he wants to prevent you from having the means with which to shoot at a tyrant should such a monster take over the government.

    The reason we are a free and independent people today is our secession from Great Britain, and that secession only came about because we had the means with which to repel the soldiers of the British king. Without weaponry in the hands of ordinary folks and unknown to the government (so it doesn’t know from whom to seize weapons), we will lack the ability to repel a modern-day George III.

    So, today we have a president who has sworn to uphold the Constitution but seems hell-bent on violating it. He wants to use the force of legislation to weaken your right to self-defense, and he is already using powers never granted to him to kill uncharged, unindicted Americans whom his advisers in secret have decided must go.

    The government derives its powers from the consent of the governed. Do you know anyone who consented to this? If you do, they consented for themselves. The rest of us will keep our lives, liberty and property and defy any government efforts to take them.

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    TWO OBAMAS, TWO CLASSES OF CHILDREN

    An Associated Press photograph brought the horror of little children lying dead outside of their home to an American Audience. At least 10 Afghan children and some of their mothers were struck down by an airstrike on their extended family household by order of President Barack Obama. He probably decided on what his aides describe as the routine weekly “Terror Tuesday” at the White House. On that day, Mr. Obama typically receives the advice about which “militants” should live or die thousands of miles away from drones or aircraft. Even if households far from war zones are often destroyed in clear violation of the laws of war, the president is not deterred.

    These Obama airstrikes are launched knowing that very often there is “collateral damage,” that is a form of “so sorry terrorism.” How can the president explain the vaporization of a dozen pre-teen Afghan boys collecting firewood for their families on a hillside? The local spotter-informants must have been disoriented by all those $100 bills in rewards. Imagine a direct strike killing and injuring scores of people in a funeral procession following a previous fatal strike that was the occasion of this processional mourning. Remember the December 2009 Obama strike on an alleged al-Qaida training camp in Yemen, using tomahawk missiles and – get this – cluster bombs, that killed 14 women and 21 children. Again and again “so sorry terrorism” ravages family households far from the battlefields.

    If this is a war, why hasn’t Congress declared war under Article 1, Sec. 8 of the U.S. Constitution? The 2001 Congressional Authorization to Use Military Force is not an open-ended authorization for the president. It was restricted to targeting only nations, organizations or persons that are determined to have been implicated in the 9/11 massacres, or harbored complicit organizations or persons.

    For several years, White House officials, including ret. General James Jones, have declared that there is no real operational al-Qaeda left in Afghanistan to harbor anyone. The Pakistani Taliban is in conflict with the Pakistani government. The Afghan Taliban is in brutal conflict with the Afghanistan government and wants to expel U.S. forces as their members view occupying-invaders, just as their predecessors did when they expelled the Soviet invaders. The Taliban represent no imminent threat to the U.S.

    President Obama’s ambassador to Pakistan, Cameron P. Munter, used to complain to his colleagues about the CIA’s drone attacks saying “he didn’t realize his main job was to kill people.” He knew how such attacks by whining drones, hovering 24/7 over millions of frightened people and their terrified children produce serious backlashes that fester for years.

    Even a loyalist such as William M. Daley, Mr. Obama’s chief of staff in 2011, observed that the Obama kill list presents less and less significant pursuits. “One guy gets knocked off, and the guy’s driver, who’s No. 21, becomes 20?” Daley said, describing the internal discussion. “At what point are you just filling the bucket with numbers?”

    Yet this unlawful killing by a seemingly obsessed Obama, continues and includes anyone in the vicinity of a “suspect” whose name isn’t even known ( that are called “signature strikes”), or mistakes, like the recent aerial killings of numerous Pakistani soldiers and four Afghan policemen – considered our allies. The drone kill list goes on and on – over 3000 is the official fatality count, not counting injuries.

    In a few weeks, The Nation magazine will issue a major report on U.S.-caused civilian casualties in Afghanistan that should add new information.

    Now switch the scene. The president, filled with memories of what his secret drone directives as prosecutor, judge, jury, and executioner have done to so many children, in so many places, traveled on Monday to Newtown, Connecticut for the second time. He commiserated with the parents and relatives of the 20 children and six adults slain by a lone gunman. Here he became the compassionate president, with words and hugs.

    What must be going through his mind as he sees the rows of 10 Afghan little children and their parents blown apart in that day’s New York Times? How can the president justify this continued military occupation for what is a civil war? No wonder a majority of the American people want out of Afghanistan, even without a close knowledge of the grisly and ugly things going on there in our name that are feeding the seething hatred of Obama’s war.

    'Sometime after 2016 when Barack Obama starts writing his lucrative autobiographical recollections, there may be a few pages where he explains how he endured this double life ordering so-called precision attacks that kill many innocent children and their mothers and fathers while mourning domestic mass killings in the U.S. and advocating gun controls. As a constitutional law teacher, he may wonder why there have been no “gun controls” on his lawless, out-of-control presidency and his reckless attacks that only expanded the number of al-Qaeda affiliates wreaking havoc in Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, Mali, North Africa and elsewhere.

    Al-Qaeda of Iraq is now merging with an affiliate called “al-Nusra” in Syria that will give Obama more futile exercises on Terror Tuesdays. The CIA calls the reaction to such operations “blowback” because the unintended consequences undermine our long-term national security.

    Obama is not like the official criminal recidivist, ex-Vice President Dick Cheney, who misses no chance to say he has no regrets. Obama worries even as he greatly escalates the aerial attacks started by George W. Bush. In his State of the Union speech he called for a “legal and policy framework” to guide “our counterterrorism operations,” so that “no one should just take my word that we’re doing things the right way.” Granted, this is a good cover for his derelictions, but it probably reflects that he also needs some restraint. Last year he told CNN it was “something you have to struggle with.”

    Not that our abdicatory Congress would ever take him up on his offer for such legal guidance should he ever submit a proposed framework. Nor would Congress move to put an end to secret laws, secret criteria for targeting, indefinite imprisonment, no due process, even for American citizens, secret cover-ups of illegal outsourcing to contracting corporations and enact other preventive reforms.

    Mr. Obama recognized in his CNN interview that “it’s very easy to slip into a situation in which you end up bending rules thinking that the ends always justify the means. That’s not who we are as a country.”

    Unfortunately, however, that’s what he has done as a president.

    Unless the American people come to realize that a president must be subject to the rule of law and our Constitution, our statutes and treaties, every succeeding president will push the deficit-financed lawlessness further until the inevitable blowback day of reckoning. That is the fate of all empires.

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