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Ed Henry Grills Earnest: Where Does WH Get ‘Moral Authority’ to Condemn Torture?

Fox’s Ed Henry put White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest on the spot today about why the Obama administration believes it has the “moral authority” to condemn torture when they’re overseeing drone strikes.

Henry said that drone strikes have ended up killing innocents, so he asked, “How do you have moral authority when innocent civilians are killed by drones?” Earnest argued there’s a difference because “there is significant care taken” to reduce civilian casualties.

The Fox reporter pointed out that such “care” doesn’t stop it from happening anyway. Earnest then went on a bit of a tangent about the United States being more morally righteous than the terrorists, and pointed out that some of these individuals have to be taken out because they’ve “targeted local populations.”

Watch the video below, via C-SPAN:

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