After making waves for calling President Barack Obama a “terrorist,” Hip-Hop artist Lupe Fiasco is again calling the president out for his foreign policy. This time, the Chicago MC went in on the innocent human capital lost to American imperialism.
“One hand, you have someone who is a great speaker, but kills little children—our president,” Lupe told Philadelphia’s Power 99. “I’m talking about ordering a drone attack. Ordering drone attacks that go and kill mothers, innocent bystanders, children. Militants, too, but the collateral damage. You’re responsible for that, too.
“Drug dealers can say the same thing, Lupe continued. “‘I didn’t mean to kill all the people in the restaurant. I was just trying to get that one dude who killed my cousin. Just so happened that that little girl was there.’ Same thing.”
This is the second such criticism of the president this week. As previously reported by NewsOne, a viral image comparing Obama to accused Colorado mass murderer James Holmes made it’s debut on to an Idaho billboard.
The sign features Holmes and Obama side-by-side, with the following messages under their respective images:
“Kills 12 in a movie theater with assault rifle, everyone freaks out.” “Kills thousands with foreign policy, wins Nobel Peace Prize.”
The comparison stems from the fact that President Barack Obama’s foreign policy, particular his authorization of “predator and reaper drones,” has resulted in countless, untold civilian deaths in Libya, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen and Iraq, whose navy has recently purchased US drones to protect their oil.
In June 2011, John Brennan, assistant to the President Obama for homeland security and counterterrorism, dismissed the veracity of the civilian death claims: