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Poll: 56 Percent Support Drone Strikes

scrow Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 11:03 AM
How so? You realize that when the vast majority of poeple talk about "American democracy," they're using a short-hand term rather than "the American system of democratically elected-representative government," right?
SMyles Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 11:19 AM
That was sloppy. Got in a hurry.
SMyles Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 11:09 AM
No I don't know that and don't think most of the people that use the term don't either. Is it any harder to say Republic?

The leaked DOJ memo outlining the Obama administration’s legal justification for assassinating American born citizens on foreign soil has divided lawmakers in Washington, and the public at large. But the use of the drone strikes generally is actually quite popular, at least according to a new survey conducted by the Pew Research Center (via The Washington Times):

"While U.S. drone strikes have faced new scrutiny in recent weeks, a majority of the public continues to support the program. Overall, 56 percent approve of the U.S. conducting missile strikes from pilotless aircraft to target extremists in countries such as...