Obama’s Crocodile Tears

After the shooting in Connecticut Obama, apparently believing not tragedy should be wasted, went on television and gave a speech. The speech was the usual political affair with vague statements about the need for change and some shed tears. Shedding tears was a nice touch but they can be considered nothing more than crocodile tears. While Obama lamented on the death of 20 children in Connecticut his drone strikes have murdered 168 children in Pakistan:

As many as 168 children have been killed in drone strikes in Pakistan during the past seven years as the CIA has intensified its secret programme against militants along the Afghan border.

When Obama said there needs to be “meaningful action” he was right. He can start but ceasing further bombings in Parkistan, Yemen, and other Middle Eastern countries. More children have been killed by American drone bombings that the last several school shootings combine.