May

29

Obama Weighs Life and Death With CC

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A huge piece in the today’s Times examined our most powerful and least proud alumnus’ deliberative process when ordering drone strikes,  in which he weighs the benefit of killing a suspected terrorist against the risk of killing innocents.

The piece included an oblique shout-out to CC. Obama, who in his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech mused on just war, has apparently “reserved to himself the final moral calculation” when chancing collateral damage.

Obama applies “the ‘just war’ theories of Christian philosophers to a brutal modern conflict.” Without “a ‘near certainty’ that a strike would result in zero civilian deaths, Mr. Obama want[s] to decide personally whether to go ahead.” The coolest part:

A student of writings on war by Augustine and Thomas Aquinas, [Obama] believes that he should take moral responsibility for such actions.

“He realizes this isn’t science, this is judgments made off of, most of the time, human intelligence,” said Mr. Daley, the former chief of staff.

Hard choices…you should think about them critically!

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14 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    What a baller. Fuck those terrorists up.

  2. Anonymous

    because, you know, the most impotant thing in that article is the shout-out to Core material. f'ing hell. shoulda protested the shit out of his presence on campus.

  3. wait

    so why think the former law professor's interest in/knowledge of writings on war comes from cc?

  4. Anonymous

    No one ever said Obama didn't like Columbia. He was a transfer student for only two years and did not live near campus. He was not involved in campus activities. He basically just studied all the time in his apartment and most of his friends were non Columbia students in Brooklyn.

  5. Ron Paul 2012

    Can we all just vote RON PAUL please and put an END TO THE WARS?!!?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gph8g5NYWgc

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