Obama: I'm really good at killing people
This will not go over well for the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner.
According to the new book Double Down, in which journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann chronicle the 2012 presidential election, President Barack Obama told his aides that he's "really good at killing people" while discussing drone strikes.
Peter Hamby of The Washington Post reported the nugget in his review of the book.
The claim by the commander-in-chief is as indisputable as it is grim.
Obama has also embraced the expansion of capture/kill missions by Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) after it developed into the primary counterterrorism tool of the Bush administration.
One JSOC operator told investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill, author of Dirty Wars: The World Is A Battlefield, that operations became "harder, faster, quicker with the full support of the White House" under Obama.
So it is true that President Obama is "really good at killing people", but he has demonstrated that is not necessarily noble.
- Business Insider