terça-feira, 29 de maio de 2012

Um deus da Vida e da Morte na Sala Oval

Secret ‘Kill List’ Proves a Test of Obama’s Principles and Will, no New York Times:
Mr. Obama is the liberal law professor who campaigned against the Iraq war and torture, and then insisted on approving every new name on an expanding “kill list,” poring over terrorist suspects’ biographies on what one official calls the macabre “baseball cards” of an unconventional war. When a rare opportunity for a drone strike at a top terrorist[1] arises — but his family is with him — it is the president who has reserved to himself the final moral calculation.
[1]Inclusive se se tratar de uma rapariga adolescente de 17 anos.
Leitura complementar: Obama’s Shadow Wars, por Andrew Bacevich.

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