18 January 2010

Political Theater

DCist | Kriston Capps | Begun These Drone Wars Have

ABC7 reports that anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan and U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney rallied yesterday with demonstrators outside the White House to protest the War in Iraq outside the CIA to protest the use of Predator drones in Pakistan. Around 70 protesters joined Sheehan outside CIA HQ in Virginia, and half of them then marched out to McLean for a throwback protest near former Vice President Dick Cheney's house. It should be noted that Cheney no longer has any authority over the deployment of drones anywhere (I think). Nor is the deployment of drones strictly within the purview of the spooks, according to Wired. And further, their use has been endorsed and expanded by the Obama administration -- the current resident of the White House. I'm just saying. The permanent protest culture in Washington could use to update their intel. Possibly their look as well.

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