Both he and his father being killed leaves a rally bad taste in my mouth and no one really ever talks about it because it isn't a typical 'talking point.'
Just like the thing with Eric Holder being let off by the department he runs. Shady, but no one really talks about it or cares.
I've said quite a few times on here that he needs to get rid of Holder. I can't stand that guy. Geithner should probably go too.
http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politic...death-10470891 Edit: I see you already got a link. I don't mean to be redundant.
Some of the worst drone strikes have been in Pakistan though. I'm not sure that a withdrawal is going to stop them.
And the Bradley Manning is something I guess people can be opinionated about based on his character. But the point to me is that he appeared to be punished before he was tried.
I think it comes down to Obama being way, way, way too afraid to question his military advisers, and how he kept the Bush guys in place to begin with.
Regarding Manning, it's standard procedure to put someone deemed a threat to others and themselves in solitary confinement. He shouldn't have even been allowed in the military because he basically failed a mental examination, and he should've been discharged the first time he assaulted a fellow soldier. I think it speaks to how stretched thin our military is that we're letting people like Manning even stay. That all said, I still think it was a bit of an over-reaction, the way he was treated. I just don't think it's the civil doomsday scenario it's been made out to be, either.