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The Drone Debate: A Matter of Trust

DuaneUrban Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 1:13 PM
Today it's drones tomorrow it's what, terminators? Is it right to target even a non citizen with a missile in the middle of a busy street outside of a warzone? What's the difference between that and a suicide bomber except the bomber in the drones case could be thousands of miles away, safe and sound with no risk to themselves?
BigDog848 Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 1:17 PM
there's plenty of differences.
Corbett_ Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 1:52 PM
Big Dog: I guess it depends on whose ox is being gored. If YOUR kid were killed by a drone, I suspect you wouldn't see much difference between a drone and a suicide bomber...
BigDog848 Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 2:00 PM
Well, a drone is a remotely piloted vehicle and a suicide bomber is on the ground-so there's one difference. As for the rest of your post, it's too incoherent to warrant response.
Corbett_ Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 4:21 PM
In other words, you cannot answer my post because I am right and you know it.

In conversations with those opposed to the notion of drone attacks against U.S. citizens, on or away from American soil, I ask a question as a consistency test:

Is your opposition based on a blanket principle that no President should have such power, or is it a spurred by a mistrust of the current administration?

In many cases I get the first answer, so I know I am engaged with a libertarian mindset, which I always respect and often share. We should always take great pause before empowering government to take bold action unilaterally that could result in loss of life...