by Chris Campbell
Laissez Faire Books
It was January 23, 2009, Obama’s third day in office.
Unbeknownst to those who were still celebrating his victory, Obama, with perhaps a tad too much pep in his step, whipped into action and ordered his first drone strike.
The bombs were dropped — same day delivery — on a small village called Gangi Khel in north Pakistan. In all, the missiles killed 25 people. Not one person, come to find out, was even potentially a terrorist.
In fact, the reported “compound” they bombed was not a compound at all. It was actually the home of a 14-year-old student named Faheem Qureshi.