Obama and Drones (my reply to comments)
Posted on February 8, 2013 by Lou
A devastating terrorist attack against the U.S. during Obama’s first term could have destroyed his presidency and opened the door to a victory by the hard right. I want this president to have the option to target suicide bombers who plot to blow up planes, buses and buildings.
Of course, the national security state is a threat to our democratic institutions and future presidents could find new ways to use “remotely piloted aircraft” against American citizens. More debate, transparency and accountability in the use of drones are inevitable and necessary.
But I still want our government to have the tools to identify and kill extremists intent on committing mass murder and wrecking our country (see comments here).