Obama’s Drones Club differs from Bertie Woosters’.
I am not adverse to the idea of actual Terrorist leaders getting vaporized by drones. I do object however to the escalating use of drones without accountability. I mean how many times do I have to hear we got the number 2 man or the number 3 man before it starts to get a bit ridiculous. To what end? And according to the New York Times the Obama Adminsitration counts any male of military age in a defined terrorist zone as a terrorist absent explicit post-drone proof that he wasn’t. Talk about racial profiling!
I am also concerned that drone warfare is endless warfare. I understand going to get a known target who presents a clear and present danger. I understand knocking off a terrorist who has particiapated in a terrorist act, and especially when they are planning more. But lobbing drones into Pakistan to knock out some bad guy whose on a list of bad guys, well that doesn’t add up to me as a great plan. And the fact that civilians have been caught in this policy should give one pause, especially if one is dusting off a Nobel peace prize from time to time.
I am no pacifist and I recognize the danger of islamic terrorists. But this drone policy of the Adminsitration might light up a few baddies and their lawn furniture, but it doesn’t strike me as the best laid plan. Course it is one area the Republicans haven’t hounded him on. They should. And so should other voters. If he can justify the program he should set out his case.