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  •  I recall quite well almost exactly 4 years ago (10+ / 0-)

    I expressed dismay at Candidate Obama's electioneering efforts, which included the vow to attack Pakistan in much the horrific way he has done.

    And was told "the stakes are too high, don't say anything right now (hint, wait until the election is over to hold his feet to the fire so to speak)"

    Or "he's just kidding, you know, taking a hard line to get elected, he'll never follow through . .. . "

    etc etc

    •  I understand your frustration. (3+ / 0-)
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      reginahny, Roadbed Guy, atana

      This probably isn't the best President for someone who wants the use of drones stopped. He never has been. But with support for drone warfare as high as it is, we aren't going to change him IMO.  And we don't have a candidate to support if drone warfare is our main issue. But even if it is the most important issue to you there are still other important issues that this election will address.  And supporting the President can help address those issues. It doesn't mean we stop trying to fix the drone problem.  It just means that if we are going to try to fix it politically we've got to do a better job of making it an issue politicians care about in the future.  Refusing to vote when the other very important issues are on the table doesn't make anyone take us seriously. I think we have to change public perception for the issue of drones to become one that will be addressed by a politician.

      "Speak the TRUTH, even if your voice shakes."

      by stellaluna on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 08:21:57 AM PDT

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