The smarmy verbal gymnastics from Obama and his official liars on civilian drone killings - what about those maimed and wounded, are they included? - are more like a poor student making excuses like "the dog ate my homework" - total diversion and deceit!
The bottom-line is US war policy overseen by the CinC Obama has targeted and killed and wounded uncounted innocent civilians in many nations and cultures in addition to people labeled "militants", "terrorists", "illegal combatants" and some other Orwellian BS terms, intentionally obscured and manipulated to hide the truth!
The results are to many an ongoing unaccountable war crime.......that will be continued if Obama's chosen successor war-criminal, Hillary Clinton, is "elected"!
"The assessment presents the White House’s account of the death toll from a method of warfare that defines Obama’s legacy in many parts of the world. The White House released its long-awaited drones report the afternoon before the Fourth of July holiday weekend, having pledged transparency on the drones issue for years.
"Yet the count is also incomplete, leaving out the civilian toll from drone strikes in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq. Nor did the administration go into detail about where the strikes occur, citing what an official told reporters on Friday were “diplomatic sensitivities”
"The upper limit of the civilian death toll from drones stands at more than 800 people in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, according to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, during the time period Obama’s drones tally covered."
"the secrecy has for years permitted Obama to conceal the damage in human lives inflicted by what he calls “targeted killing”, insulating him politically from the consequences of lethal decisions that the president has decided can occur anywhere on earth for an indefinite duration."