Nobel Peace Prize winning President Obama was forced to address the civilian casualties caused from the U.S. air strikes in Syria last week.
Last year, Obama implemented higher standards to prevent civilian casualties in U.S. air strikes. But according to Yahoo News, the White House said they’re embracing a “looser policy” when it comes to fighting the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.
This comes after a dozen civilians were killed Sep 23, after a Tomahawk missile struck the village of Kafr Daryan in Syria’s Idlib.
White House’s complete 180 has gone under the radar, and most media outlets haven’t covered it. Just a few months ago, Obama criticized Israel for the civilian casualties in their defense against Hamas and other instigators in the Gaza Strip. The hypocrisy is flowing from all sides. But let’s take this a step further. How different it would the mainstream media coverage be if Bush were back in office?
Twitter users had some ideas:
I’m so old I remember the them lecturing Israel about living up to high standards for avoiding civilian casualties. http://t.co/eKfx9aIRvU
— RB (@RBPundit) September 30, 2014
Obama harshly lectured Israel at length about collateral damage, then exempts American forces from similar standards http://t.co/dHp3FEZwzP — Zach Hanover (@zhanover) September 30, 2014
You can trust the White House on Syrian civilian casualties. This has been this hour’s edition of What If Bush Did It? — Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) September 30, 2014
Nobel Peace Prize winner exempts himself with civilian casualties. Can’t make it up. — S.M (@redsteeze) September 30, 2014
I don’t blame the Obama admin for civilian casualties. That’s the reality of war. I blame them for pretending it wasn’t during Israel’s war. — AG (@AG_Conservative) September 30, 2014
HOLD UP. So the White House is waiving standards for civilian casualties a mere few months after lecturing Israel about it? — RB (@RBPundit) September 30, 2014
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