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Touré is Taking Heat For Supporting Obama’s Declared Right to Kill American Citizens

Touré was never a political pundit before President Obama’s ascent. His gig was music, and sometimes culture. And now that he has made ittoure10 to the mainstream media as an MSNBC talking head, many people are beginning to wonder why he was ever encouraged to take the leap from writer and music analyst to political prognosticator. Problem is, Touré seems to get caught talking in circles, defending life through his anti-gun positions one day, then defending drone wars the next.

During a discussion on MSNBC’s The Cycle, Touré said he was “comfortable” with the Obama administration’s current framework which allows for the targeted drone k*lling of Americans who live abroad.

Then Touré went further: “It’s hard to say, ‘let’s not do things because we might radicalize other people,'” Touré said of his co-host’s objections to the new rules for drone strikes.

“But that was the argument under Bush,” co-host S.E. Cupp shot back, calling Touré’s attention to the hypocrisy embedded within his comments.

“But when we say, ‘this person is leading Al Qaeda to do things’ – as soon as you join Al Qaeda, you become an imminent threat,” Touré added.

Touré seems to believe that since President Obama is commander-in-chief, he has the right to take the lives of however many American citizens he likes. That’s the beginning and end of the argument for him.

 

 

 

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  1. The problem so many of you are ignoring besides the blatant hypocrisy of when Bush did it you had a problem with it. The pendulum always swings both ways. Ethics don’t just happen in a vacuum. The personal ethics you choose for yourself can and will be adopted by others. If you co-sign the murder of a group of people who haven’t done anything to you or that have not actually committed a crime you can prove. What if they adopt the same morality against you? There is the flaw in your arguments for this insanity of we must get them before they get us. They are saying the same things about in Tehran right now. How can you say they are wrong if you are not? Not to mention whether you like it or not there eventually will be another Republican in the White House. What are you going to say if it’s a Fundamentalist Christian that hates Catholics, Protestants or Baptist and decides you are the scum that needs cleansing from America? If you remain silent and allow someone to commit acts of Evil like murder without a trial or conviction now. What are you going to say when that future Republican President does it? Get up off your knees and be men and women for Justice. Don’t co-sign evil just because someone you like is doing it. There isn’t too much worse than a group of historically oppressed people co-signing the oppression of others including themselves. Wake up, before it’s too late.

    • One day a Drone is going to use on your children and not just that they are terrorist, but because they will refuse to believe in the lies of the State. Those of you that believe in the second coming. The Government will a DRONE this time and not a CROSS. Using Drones is a cowardly way of fighting anyway. But then White People came up this weapon.

  2. The problem so many of you are ignoring besides the blatant hypocrisy of when Bush did it you had a problem with it. The pendulum always swings both ways. Ethics don’t just happen in a vacuum. The personal ethics you choose for yourself can and will be adopted by others. If you co-sign the murder of a group of people who haven’t done anything to you or that have not actually committed a crime you can prove. What if they adopt the same morality against you? There is the flaw in your arguments for this insanity of we must get them before they get us. They are saying the same things about in Tehran right now. How can you say they are wrong if you are not? Not to mention whether you like it or not there eventually will be another Republican in the White House. What are you going to say if it’s a Fundamentalist Christian that hates Catholics, Protestants or Baptist and decides you are the scum that needs cleansing from America? If you remain silent and allow someone to commit acts of Evil like murder without a trial or conviction now. What are you going to say when that future Republican President does it? Get up off your knees and be men and women for Justice. Don’t co-sign evil just because someone you like is doing it. There isn’t too much worse than a group of historically oppressed people co-signing the oppression of others including themselves. Wake up, before it’s too late.

  3. I agree, the President, can’t win, if he was not killing these people, he would be called soft on crime, and the war. So do not take your furstration out on Tour, he is as smart as any of those Tea Party, members in Congress.
    Or haveyou notice. Did you watch any of the examination of our Secretary of State, by the Republicans, thathad no idea why they were question her, other than she is a Democrate, an appointed by our President. All of you people give it a rest, Tour’ is not the Problem, this Congress, is the problem, and, the idiots that started this war.

  4. Those who are defending the right of the current president or any future president to kill American citizens are both naive and uninformed. In the United States there is something called a writ of habeas corpus which protects the right of ALL Americans to the principle of individual liberty.

    What the Obama administration has instituted is the right of an American president and/or certain informed high-level administration officials who “…determined that the targeted individual poses an imminent threat of violent attack against the United States..” Without having to provide evidence to support their claims.

    Furthermore, the administration’s activities are declared by the DOJ to be above and beyond the censure or questioning of U.S. courts.

    Anyone who, like me, lived though the Civil Rights Movement and remembers the FBI’s Cointelpro. Also knows full well that the U.S. government, including administration officials are not above targeting their own citizens and marking them as subversives and radicals and painting them as threats to the United States. One need only research J. Edgar Hoover’s smear campaign against Dr. Martin Luther King and Malcolm X for evidence of this.

    And every student of history knows that President Nixon used the resources of his office to spy on the Kennedys and congress.

    Under George W. Bush, the Patriot Act was passed and Americans lost a number of our individual rights and liberties, including the right to privacy.

    During the lead up to the Iraq war, the Bush administration relied on accusations by a CIA informant who claimed the Iraq President was a supporter of Osama bin Laden and that he had ties to Al Quada. It turned out that the accusations were fabricated and had no basis in reality.

    What’s to stop a “high-ranking” administration official of this or any other Presidential cabinet to use his position and influence to target a political opponent of political activists such as those involved in the Occupy Movement or any other group for targeted assassination based on a lie especially since no one is required to provide evidence to support such claims.

    Think people. This is very, very serious and worthy of outrage by those of us who value the few liberties we have remaining since 911.

  5. First, these people who happen to be of the Muslim faith have vowed to convert you to their Religion, or to Kill you! How do you deal with that mindset! Kill them first!

    What can keep the President from targeting me?
    Nothing!

    “new point”
    Why are those people allow into the country in the first place! Remember the Mosque to be built at by the destroyed World Trade Center! Who would ever have thought to do something like that, A very bold move by the Muslims that said screw you!

    I know people who will never give up their firearms because they are confident a great number of terrorist are already in the country, and when they start blowing up the infrastructure someone will have to protect us, Obama sure won’t be able to do it, ask the folks of NJ and NY since the storm.

    Toure’ is a clown who knows just enough to get into trouble, the network wants to show how inclusive they are other wise he would be gone.

    • Are you serious? What do you mean President Obama “won’t be able to do it?” He’s the Commander in Chief. What do we need with those crazy gun yahoos protecting us when we have the best military in the world?

      I know plenty of Muslims and not one has tried to convert me, I guess because I’m unconvertible. I read all religions and they all basically have the same story that came from the Egyptian Mystery System.

      Did you ask the Native American why the Muslims were allowed in this country. I think they will be the only ones who can answer that question for you?

      Toure’ seems to know more than you, he’s the one being paid the big bucks and on national television. He is not a clown. You run on off and play with your ‘other’ friends.

  6. You people are funny. How often accurate are the government’s accusations against individuals? I suppose it’s easy to believe the bull until you are the one who’s falsely accused.

  7. Dr. Boyce Watkins, it’s a shame you will stoop to LIES to make a point against people you don’t agree with!! Toure nor the President EVER said it was ok for him to order the killing of ANY American. That is a blantant lie!!

    I suppose when one of these American defectors who go abroad and vow to kill other Americans, you will use a LIE to justify that act.

    I used to like you and your commentary but you have evolved into a radical,envious and jealous person. In other words, you have become a disgrace!!

  8. The president cant win.if werent killing thes bad guys he would be called a traitor and a coward.
    These are bad guys who want to kill americans.
    It seems the so called liberals are the ones so critical and consider my self a liberal.

  9. This is silly the problems is WAR we as human have being doing this so long, we think we can sana-tize killing, would it make anyone fell better if it was a bomb drop by a jet flying overhead instead of a drone. I’am against all guns all killing. when we stop the wars, there will be no need for drones, cannon, bows and arrows,clubs, swords. As humans if we continue our need to kill each other, its drone now, what will it be a hundred yrs from now.

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