First lady Michelle Obama made a deeply personal entrance into the gun debate Wednesday, the eve of a showdown in Congress, by comparing herself to the honor student from her hometown shot to death a week after performing as a majorette in the presidential inaugural parade.
Mrs. Obama told a conference on youth violence that the new gun regulations her husband proposed in response to Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting deserve a vote in Congress. But she says reducing daily gun deaths in places like Chicago, with its 500 homicides last year, also will require an intensive effort by community leaders.
In a performance that would assuredly not win him an Oscar, Obama pretended to wipe away tears during a news conference following the school massacre in Connecticut that left nearly 30 people dead.
His staged homage to the young victims rings especially hollow considering the fact the Obama administration shipped weapons to murderous drug cartels in Mexico under the Justice Department’s Fast & Furious operation and he has authorized the CIA to uses its killer drones to slaughter countless innocents in Pakistan.
The cartel war bankrolled by transnational banks has so far resulted in 60,000 deaths with more than 10,000 people missing.
In 2011, it was reported that nearly 170 children were killed in Obama’s illegal drone war in Pakistan. From June 2004 to mid-September 2012, drone strikes killed between 2,562 and 3,325 people in Pakistan, of whom 474 to 881 were civilians, including 176 children, according to figures from the London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism. Prison Planet