MSNBC’s Toure: From Anti-Drone to Pro-Drone In Seven Weeks
Want to see hypocrisy in action?
Meet MSNBC’s Toure.
Here’s what he said about drone strikes back on December 20th, 2012, seven weeks ago:
Touré insisted that torture, and drone warfare, are not making America safer. Nor, he said, do those tactics provide defense officials with actionable intelligence. “It wrecks the soul of America,” Touré said.
Drone strikes aren’t making us safer. They wreck the soul of America.
TOURE NEBLETT: We’re at war with al Qaeda right now, and if you join al Qaeda, you lose the right to be an American. You lose the right to due process. You declare yourself an enemy of this nation, and you are committing treason. And I don’t see why we should expand American rights to people who want to kill Americans, who are working to kill Americans, who are committing treason. This is not criticizing the United States. This is going to war against the United States.
That is what you call “hackery.”
I really like the part where Toure talks about expanding American rights to people who want to kill Americans. Because that’s what HE and his ilk wanted to do with the people we captured on the battlefield in Afghanistan and elsewhere. This is exactly what he and his ilk argued when they wanted terrorists at Gitmo to be tried in US courts. This is exactly what conservatives have argued against for years.
Let’s be clear, I agree with Toure when it comes to non-US citizens who are terrorists. We should not be extending American rights to these monsters. But if the monster is a US citizen, he should get due process. Toure has given up on this.
Toure is a ginormous hypocrite.