Originally Posted by MrWookie
How, where, and who. Most of the outrage from the drones in this forum was using drones in noncombat zones, including Yemen, where we had never done any fighting, and using them against an American citizen and his 16yo son without so much as a show trial in absentia or even an indictment for any crime. No evidence of wrongdoing was ever presented.
The 16-year-old was supposedly collateral damage from a strike launched after his Dad was killed where he was in a car with some other high-value target.
I don't have a huge problem with bombing in Yemen because Yemen already had a price on those guys heads and asked us to be there. And unlike a lot on here I have no problem with Al Alwaki because I feel the guy had easily done enough to declare himself at war with the US. Also even if he's not the most dangerous from a purely military POV, he spoke perfect English, knew the US, and by all accounts had the charisma to be another demagogue. If you remember just about anyone who spoke of meeting Bin Laden would talk about his charisma first and foremost.
The son bothers me, but if he was really in a car with another high-value target I thought it was possibly understandable. Although after everything I've read now and pure disgust over the Haditha verdict, I have zero confidence our govt is really telling the truth on anything anymore.
That funeral stuff if at all true is sickening. If there are that many terrorists out to get us how much of a dent are we really making by randomly bombing their funerals? It seems like we're just out for revenge over something that happened over a decade ago at this point. Or maybe just keeping them too preoccupied to mount an attack, but not really caring how many civilians we kill in the process.
It seems impossible to claim we're the good guys anymore.
And no I'm still not going to vote for Ron Paul. Why can't there be any peace-niks who don't also want to destroy all social safety nets? Is Kucinich considering? Green party I guess.