President Obama’s use of drone warfare has received harsh criticism from both the right and the left.
But according to a new book, the president is proud of his drone strikes.
Double Down: Game Change 2012
, a book about the 2012 presidential campaign, claims that Obama told his aides he is “really good at killing people.”
The quote was first reported on in the Washington Post’s review
of the new book, by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann.
The White House has not yet commented on the specific alleged remarks. However, Dan Pfieffer, a senior advisor to Obama, said last week on ABC, “The president is always frustrated about leaks. I haven’t talked to him about this book. I haven’t read it. He hasn’t read it. But he hates leaks.”