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  •  Dear rep Lee (1+ / 0-)
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    johnny wurster

    First allow me to thank you for your courage to stand up fof this important issue. I must however refrain from full support because  complexity of this issue. The date the law passed the congfess, following Sept 11th, makes it higly possible that it was an emotional rafher than reasonal passing. They, however, couldnt in a million years, imagine that some day it would be used by a Democratic president named Obama to help to end the wars they wanted to start. Why drones? One, it is a sign of technology taking the place of old ways of war making. In the near future, the huge and expensive warships and manned aircraft plus the ground fight requiring man and women battling on frontlines are going to be a thing of the past. As technology has changed everything else it is also changing how we wage battles. To make it short if we got rid of the drones now something else will take its place. What is good about the drones? It is taking out the leaders and the manipulators of public who are the cause of big battles, bloodshed of hundreds of thousands and unimaginable human suffering alongside economical and ecological damage. Plus, Haliburtons of the world cannot make billions from the work the drones are accomplishing. It is the antithesis of the " shock and awe" and thus after mulling of its pros and cons, the president must have decided tot use them. It is not perfect by any means and yes laws must be passed to make sure that they are not abused. For now, they are the best thing to hopefully end the need for full scale wars. Our military and the system of defense of course has to be updated following the advancement of technology. To me, the best preparation for our nation's defense and security lies in our education system. We can no longer afford to stay behind, especially in math and science.

    "Corruptio Optimi Pessima" (Corruption of the best is the worst)

    by zenox on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 04:10:02 AM PST

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