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Drone Lobbyist Objects to Word "Drone"

Anonymous17480 Wrote: Mar 24, 2013 3:09 PM
Well, you know. Its always better to be murdered by an "unmanned aircraft system" than a "drone". I just sounds better.
Elizabeth420 Wrote: Mar 24, 2013 3:16 PM
Anonymous: Of course, it just sounds less threatening & more warm & fuzzy, doesn't it? LOL

The use of unmanned aerial vehicles in the United States' counterterrorism measures has come under intense scrutiny, most prominently during Sen. Rand Paul's marathon filibuster on March 6. Sen. Paul raised the issue with regard to the Obama Administration potentially using the tactic within the legal boundaries of the United States, and against American citizens abroad.

Of course, Sen. Paul and the media at large rarely use the term "unmanned aerial vehicle." In the course of Sen. Paul's filibuster, he used the term precisely once. He said "drone" 245 times. Now the President and CEO of the Association for...