Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Former CIA Director Against Drone Strikes - YouTube

Former CIA Director Against Drone Strikes - YouTube

This has been a persistent problem that empirically the Obama administration does not care about. Obama has been pushing for more drones and more drone strikes in more countries despite the shocking inefficacy of drones statistically. It is important to note, too, as was noted in the video, that the government actively tries to bury statistics of civilian deaths, so that even the horrible numbers we are aware of, thanks to good journalism,  are likely much higher. Further, this "tactic" of trying to kill everyone that might be a bad guy at the cost of civilians doesn't work and will likely make the US and other countries dangerous places to live because kids from many nations will grow knowing what few Americans do: that the US government often indiscriminately bombs and kills people with little or no due process. With this as a role model, it is unsurprising to see police abuse of power and the like.

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