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  •  I agree that the debates (4+ / 0-)

    Would be an excellent forum for discussing drones and their impact in the execution of American foreign policy. I doubt it will come up, just as the issue of war in Afghanistan has not yet come up, substantively.

    As can be seen by some of the responses here, it is not an issue partisans want to discuss, given all the inconvenient truths about collateral damage and morality problems.

    Given where the author comes from and noted experience, I'd appreciate much more on the topic in general.

    Thank you for posting this, RFB.

    The dirty little secret of American politics: There is no way to vote against the interests of Goldman Sachs. ~ C.Hedges

    by cosmic debris on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 06:31:51 AM PDT

    •  By why would this come up at the debates? (1+ / 0-)
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      there is complete bipartisan agreement that this type of outrage is A-OK!!

      •  If the Press was doing its job (1+ / 0-)
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        It would be an excellent opportunity to clarify the differences between candidates, should they exist, regarding their approaches to military and foreign policy, and more specifically policy in the Middle East.

        It would be an excellent opportunity to inform the electorate.

        That is of course a big "if"

        The dirty little secret of American politics: There is no way to vote against the interests of Goldman Sachs. ~ C.Hedges

        by cosmic debris on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 06:49:18 AM PDT

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    •  Thanks (1+ / 0-)
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      As I mentioned above:
      We can't have it both ways. The US cannot stand as a beacon of freedom and equality and the rule of law today, and then bomb a wedding tomorrow and expect Muslims to not see the contradiction.

      We must have this debate.

      US SENATOR PAUL WELLSTONE (JULY 21, 1944 – OCT. 25, 2002) - “If we don’t fight hard enough for the things we stand for, at some point we have to recognize that we don’t really stand for them.”

      by RFB on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 10:36:35 AM PDT

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