Drone Strikes–Anyone Smell “Red Herring”?

RedHerringBlurbAccording to Dictionary.com, a “red herring” is “something intended to divert attention from the real problem at hand; a misleading clue”.

Suddenly—out of nowhere and out of the goodness of the Obama administration’s hearts—Eric Holder is telling the world that since 2009, four Americans have been killed by drone strikes.  Holder claims he’s telling us this at Obama’s bequest.  You know, because of all that “transparency” stuff.  In a letter written to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, Holder wrote:

“Since entering office, the president has made clear his commitment to providing Congress and the American people with as much information as possible about our sensitive counterterrorism operations. To this end, the president has directed me to disclose certain information that until now has been properly classified.

The administration is determined to continue these extensive outreach efforts to communicate with the American people.”

The IRS scandal is getting deeper and deeper; Benghazi won’t go away; more reporters are coming forward saying their computers have been ‘compromised’.  But HEY, look over here!  Drone strikes, everyone!  That makes you mad, right?

Yes, drone strikes on “American citizens” are something we need to know about but keep in mind that the four “Americans” were all killed in the Middle East via counterterrorism ops.  The four men were Anwar al-Awlaki, a “radical Muslim cleric”, al-Awlaki’s son, Samir Khan & Jude Kenan Mohammed.

These were not American corn farmers in Iowa.

Folks, stay the course.  The Obama administration does not want us talking about Benghazi anymore.  They want it to disappear, just like Fast and Furious did.  And they especially don’t want us probing any deeper into the garbage that is the IRS scandal, which has the potential of bringing down the entire Obama House of Cards.  But we’ve got to stay on them and the only way we’ve seen any real action out of D.C. is when all of us cry foul, loudly and collectively.  We can’t back down and we have to keep the faith.  The Truth about every one of these scandals is out there waiting to be uncovered but the Obama administration is counting on all of us to just let everything fade away.

We can’t do that.  Not anymore.  The “Silent Majority” is dead; long live our voices.

Ann-Marie Murrell

Ann-Marie Murrell is one of the creators of PolitiChicks and co-owns the site with Morgan Brittany. Ann-Marie is co-author of two bestselling books, “What Women (Really) Want” and "PolitiChicks: A Clarion Call to Political Activism". She has appeared on dozens of television shows including Fox & Friends, CNN, Hannity, the Dr. Phil Show, Huckabee, Lou Dobbs, C-SPAN, One America News, Stuart Varney & Company, Newsmax, MSNBC, and more. In addition to PolitiChicks, Ann-Marie has written for multiple other news sites. You can find Ann-Marie Murrell on Facebook and Twitter: @PolitichickAM E-mail: thepolitichicks@gmail.com

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