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One of the major talking points in the days following Moammar Gadhafi’s death in Libya has centered on Barack Obama’s unexpected aptitude as Commander-in-Chief over the past two-and-a-half years. Even some Republicans, loathe though they are to give the president any credit, have deviated from their normal policy of rebuking the president for being weak and feckless. There are, however, exceptions.
Ron Paul lambasted the president yesterday, not for being too weak on matters of national security, but for being far, far too strong. After expressing skepticism toward the notion that the U.S. will actually withdraw from Iraq, Paul launched into an attack against the use of drone attacks on enemy targets:
There’s no authority in our constitution that we can just willy-nilly drop bombs on anybody that we want. We kill innocent people this way. Why do you think people hate us? Because, there’s so much collateral damage. You see, oh, this is a bad guy, we’ll drop a bomb on him and kill him. We might hit him. We might miss him. We might hit another car and then you kill ten other people.
Peter Finocchiaro is a senior editor at Salon. Follow him on Twitter @PLFino.More Peter Finocchiaro.
Like little stars.
World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.