In a recent interview with Philadelphia radio station Power 99, outspoken Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco called President Obama a “baby killer.”
“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.”
Last night, fellow Clutch writer Kristen West Savali and I got into a discussion on Facebook about Lupe’s comments and what Americans really expected of President Obama.
While Kristen chided the president for not putting a quicker end to the wars and the Patriot Act (among other things), I asked her what she really expected to happen?
I’m of the belief that people who bought into President Obama’s “magicalness” and felt he’d be drastically different from our previous presidents are extremely disappointed, but I was never under that assumption.
Calling President Obama a “baby killer,” while technically accurate, doesn’t make him any harsher than any other American president (or most world leaders for that matter); it means just means he’s at the helm of a country that often makes uncomfortable, and questionable, decisions.