Source: The Independent
quote: Obama is pretty much doing the exact same thing with drones as Bush - let the CIA and DoD kill bad people in lawless lands that we don't want to invade
quote: You keep forgetting that drones have been in use since Clinton. They are just getting more press coverage because the Right can't seem to find anything else to complain about.
quote: The public has the same kind of fascination with drones as they did with our nuclear umbrella in the 80s and precision munitions and night vision in the 90s. Drones and stealth are the 'cool military toys' of the age.
quote: Do those "bad people" include civilians? If so, why is the Pentagon paying grief payments for these "bad people" (or "bad civilians"?) deaths?
quote: I know there's reasonable people on both sides of the aisle, my intention was not to blast "Party Democrats", but rather to suggest that there's unreasonable people (on both sides of the aisle) who baffingly see no harm in warrantless killing of Americans and other unconstitutional actions.
quote: There's never been a conflict this major in the history of armed combat that's resulted in so few civilian casualties. Especially considering it's sometimes impossible to identify the civilians from the insurgents.