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  •  The problem with your analogy is that our (0+ / 0-)

    first responders in the U.S. generally aren't facing organized, fascist-like organizations armed with rocket launchers, mortars, rpg's, and boatloads of ied's.  They're also not facing brainwashed boys who explode themselves and everyone around them with suicide vests.

    Furthermore, most of the areas where drone strikes are launched are areas where virtually no effective law enforcement exists.

    I'm not sure that I agree with the whole idea of drone strikes in Yemen at this time, but in the tribal areas of Pakistan that border on Afghanistan they probably are a necessity at this time, imo.

    "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle" - Mohammed Nabbous, R.I.P.

    by Lawrence on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 01:13:42 PM PST

    •  They are not a "necessity". (0+ / 0-)

      We don't need to be there. We can leave.

      They are shooting at us because we are there.

      A proud member of the Professional Left since 1967.

      by slatsg on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 08:00:46 PM PST

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