Obama issues 'farewell' Presidential drone strikes
WASHINGTON, D.C. — With less than 20 days left in office, a nostalgic and misty-eyed President Barack Obama today put his signature on his administration's last batch of "farewell" drone strikes.
"When we've been told that we don't have enough intelligence, there will be heavy civilian casualties, we'll severely destabilize our allies, or we'll wind up killing Americans without a trial, all I can say, is 'Yes we did!' and 'Yes we can!'" Obama told a small group of CIA employees who were on hand to witness the event.
CIA Director John Brennan joked, "Uncle Sam has his own naughty list, and if you're on it you get more than a lump of coal in your stocking," as the President added to uproarious laughter, "Try one hundred pounds of Hellfire and a Happy New Year."
Brennan has already dubbed the upcoming strike package — set to be carried out in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia — Operation REAPER HARVEST, though CIA employees still in the holiday spirit have nicknamed it …
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