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  •  Exactly (0+ / 0-)

    We are not in a struggle for survival so drones are EXACTLY what we need to use.  Drones are the alternative to total war.  They are the alternative to dropping thousands of bombs to remove grid squares.  They are the alternative to using nukes to destroy societies.

    Nice of you to support sending SEALs but they cost a bunch more than drones do.  Do you also support the increased costs associated with training enough special operations types?

    As other countries bombing us, dont forget that the ONLY reason we are doing so is because Pakistan REFUSES to act against these people.  We can stop today if Pakistan steps up and does what a responsible government is supposed to do.  The closest this country has ever come to harboring and supporting those that attack others is when we allowed IRA fundraising and even that was hotly debated.

    It is well that war is so terrible -- lest we should grow too fond of it. Robert E. Lee

    by ksuwildkat on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 03:10:54 PM PST

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    •  That is false (1+ / 0-)
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      we  (the USA) have harbored and supported people who attacked other countries  E.g. Cuba. The School of the Americas trained terrorists and torturers for decades, responsible for mass murders in many Latin American countries.

    •  You have to be kidding (0+ / 0-)

      You need to read a bit about US involvement in Latin America. Not only did we support those who attacked sovereign countries, but our government was often funding, training, and providing logistical support.

      It would be easier to list the Latin American countries where we  haven't harbored and supported clandestine and overt attacks than the ones we have done so.

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      by slatsg on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 07:55:55 PM PST

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