Oct
29
2012

Joe Kennedy III (D CAND, MA-04) thinks a drone strike killed Osama bin Laden.

Ah, political dynasties.

Unless the name is ‘Adams,’ they rarely last beyond the third generation, and for good reason.

Background: somebody pointed out to Mr. Kennedy the President’s drone operations in Yemen/Somalia, and asked whether Kennedy supported the idea that the House needs to reestablish some of its oversight into the issue. This is actually a thorny problem; and while Kennedy’s answer (he essentially blamed that awful partisan gridlock, which is Democrat-speak for ‘those mean Republicans won’t give Obama a blank check’) would normally be only mildly stupid, it started off as being INCREDIBLY stupid.

“I am a supporter of the President’s drone initiatives. I am a supporter of certainly the strike that the President launched to, that ended up in the killing of Osama bin Laden.”

See here for the full response: in case you’re wondering, Kennedy just went right on from that rather remarkable exercise in national security ignorance and straight into pious mealy-mouthing, without apparently once realizing that he sounded like a remarkably uninformed, way-in-over-his-head Congressional candidate whose qualifications begin and end with his last name. I know that Democrats are inclined to desperately try to hawk the bin Laden thing at any and every opportunity, but this is ridiculous.

Then again, so is Joe Kennedy III.

Via The Prudence Plain Papers, via… somebody else, sorry, didn’t keep the link.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

PS: Sean Bielat for MA-04.

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