In a recent interview with Philadelphia radio station Power 99, outspoken Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco called President Obama a “baby killer.”

He explained:

“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.

But what do you think? Are you disappointed with President Obama’s policies on war and aggression? Do you agree with Lupe? Do you disagree?

Let’s talk about it! 

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  • Paul

    @Tiger Supporter

    Your and Lupe’s spot on observations re Obama and the threat that he and the PRIVATE intereste he represents pose to the American people and the rest of the world – are a breath of fresh air.

    Those who continue to side with this homicidal maniac out of blind (racial) loyalty will find themselves coming under increasing pressure (from those of us who are waking up) to justify their support for a man and administration who have comprehensively failed to deliver on any of the campaign promises that got them into office.

    Having cynically appropriated the public mood for CHANGE into a campaign slogan, all we’ve gotten is the slogan and no CHANGE. A government that is even more rapacious abroad and authoritarian at home, than we saw under Bush 2.

    So if we can find someone well informed enough to explain why we should support a president and government with such a poor record – then I’d like to hear from them.

    Btw trite platitudes like

    “well he’s got tough decisions to make in a complex world” –

    are not good enough.

  • Paul

    @Ms Terious
    That’s the way it works. Lupe has the freedom to get on any plane and live as a devout Muslim in any one of these countries that he is so quick to defend and yet he is here soaking up all of America’s freedoms, including the one to speak disapprovingly against the country’s leader, which he would never be able to do in any country where Islam is the law of the land.
    So, we have to the “freedom” to criticize the government until we actually do criticize government, because when we are critical of government it’s –
    ‘get out if you don’t like it’.
    Way to make yourself look freedom loving. SMH!

    I thought free speech was defined as a constitutional right for the exact purpose to be a check on government abuse of power. Freedom of speech is supposed to allow us to raise our objections to questionable government policy.

    Furthermore, the reason people don’t enjoy freedom or freedom of speech in many parts of the world is the West’s hiring of dictator hench men, eg Saddam Hussien, to keep the populace obedient. The West arms and equips its puppet governments to suppress the people and dissident voices, by force.

    In America obedience is acquired by PROPAGANDA, not violence. You have the “right” to have and speak the opinions you are fed by propaganda outlets (like this one) that work night and day to MANUFACTURE your CONSENT to america’s domestic and foreign policies.

    (watch Noam Chomsky’s “Manufacturing Consent” on YouTube)

    The manufacture of consent is the reason people like you can reconcile two contradictory ideas – and not see your own contradiction. You boast of america’s freedom’s and tolerance, but tell people who are critical of some feature of american life that they should go somewhere there is no freedom of speech or tolerance.

    You are proof that opinion in America is just as circumscribed as that in the most UNFREE parts of the world.

    Personally – I believe that freedom of speech depends of freedom of information. Speech is useless if it’s UNINFORMED AND UNCONSCIOUS like YOURS.

  • Paul

    Oh I see they made a point of letting my posts through on this occasion to disprove my claim that speech is controlled in america.

    Ok then =

    let my other posts thru on the Michelle Obama fashion and the Beauty queen bullied for acting White topics.