The US launched a series of attacks in Pakistan this weekend, including one that perpetuated a particularly unsavory Obama administration hallmark: targeting people mourning those killed in the first attack. "I ask this sincerely: what kind of country targets rescuers, funeral attendees, and people gathered to mourn?" asks Glenn Greenwald on Salon. "If a Hollywood film featured a villainous king ordering lethal attacks on rescuers, funerals, and mourners … any decent audience member would, by design, seethe with contempt for such an inhumane tyrant."
You wouldn't be alone either: Greenwald points out that the FBI, Department of Justice, Homeland Security, and federal courts, have all formally denounced the exact same tactic as terrorism—at least when US enemies do it. "When describing Hamas, Homeland Security even christened such attacks with a name: 'the double tap.'" But don't worry! Those killed will almost certainly all be terrorists—at least by President Obama's definition. Click for Greenwald's full column. (Read more Glenn Greenwald stories.)