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Piers Morgan: Obama Deported Millions, Killed Thousands

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By    |   Saturday, 11 Mar 2017 11:02 AM

Former President Barack Obama was no saint, but British TV personality Piers Morgan says he's not ready to "join the ecstatic global race to canonize Mr. Obama quite so enthusiastically."

Obama, Morgan admits in a column in The Daily Mail Friday, is "handsome, intelligent, charming, witty" and is a good family man and friend, but beneath the surface lies a "rather different, far murkier reality." Morgan said the former president should not be considered a "saint" while current President Donald Trump is seen as a "monster."

For one, Obama is called the "Deporter-in-Chief" by his critics for good reason, Morgan, who is currently working as the U.S. editor-at-large for Mail Online writes, because he was.

Most people would guess Obama deported 5,000 or maybe 10,000 people, but the fact is, Morgan writes, he deported almost three million.

Obama "loved to pretend that he was only deporting criminals," said Morgan, but more than half those deported had no criminal convictions, and others were sent back for minor misdemeanors, such as traffic violations or marijuana possession.

The former president also was not the man of peace he liked to portray himself as being, said Morgan, pointing out that Obama was at war longer than any president, and was the only president serving two full terms with the country at war.

"By contrast, the much-maligned Jimmy Carter never ordered a U.S. military bullet to be fired in anger during his four-year tenure," said Morgan. "Obama was a hawk, alright, and a lethal one."

During 2016 alone, U.S. special operations remained active in 70 percent of the countries around the world and the same year, Obama ordered at least 26,171 bombs to be dropped on Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Pakistan, seven Muslim-majority countries.

He wasn't submitting Muslims to "extreme vetting" such as what Trump has called for, but instead, Obama was killing them, said Morgan.

Obama also ordered 10 times more drone strikes than former President George W. Bush, but his administration has claimed only 117 civilian deaths.

Obama also vowed an end to gun violence, and that didn't happen, and he failed in many other areas such as with drug abuse, which "rocketed to obscene levels," racial tensions, violent crime, and even Obamacare.

The former president has also behaved badly after leaving office, as he "seems hell-bent on bringing Trump down."

Last week, an Obama family friend said the former president wants to oust Trump by forcing his resignation or impeachment, said Morgan.

Further, "he's turned his new home in Washington, just two miles from the White House, into a nerve center for the mounting insurgency against Trump, even moving his long time consigliere Valerie Jarrett into the mansion."

With Obama, concluded Morgan, it's important, to remember what a "deadly, deporting, press freedom-destroying, and generally weak president he was himself."

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Former President Barack Obama was no saint, but British TV personality Piers Morgan says he s not ready to join the ecstatic global race to canonize Mr. Obama quite so enthusiastically.
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