It seems like just a couple days ago the Administration was saying we were having unbelievable success in droning all manner of weddings, funerals, and other family gatherings to the point where we’d stop it soon…honest.
Oh right, that’s because it was just a couple days ago.
A meeting of President Barack Obama’s top security officials on Saturday concluded that intelligence apparently gathered from overseas communications intercepts showed a serious but unspecified threat against Western and US interests. The administration moved to shut the embassies across North Africa and the Middle East as a precaution.
Intelligence committee members in Washington who had been briefed on the alert said it was the most serious they had seen for years and repeatedly cited the threat during Sunday’s political talk shows as a reason to resist growing calls in Congress for reform of the NSA’s sweeping powers.
Of course it was. The “war on terror” has a lifespan greater than any mere mortal so apparently, therefore, must the NSA and drones.