Droning on about drones

U.N.'s empty admonitions on attacks in Pakistan lack perspective

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It’s a good bet that if the Israelis were using drones to defend themselves with preemptive strikes against Hamas, the Obama administration would be all over them to stop.

Especially if there were 400 civilian casualties along the way.

Yet, President Obama – who was granted the Nobel Peace Prize before he had time to scuff his shoe in the White House – has been waging war from the air inside alleged-ally Pakistan.

And that’s after he and his supporters bitterly decried the Bush-era policy of waterboarding as “torture.” Somehow it’s inhumane to dunk a terrorist’s head to get some life-saving information, but it’s OK to cross a border and kill from the skies without warning? Seems a bit hypocritical, don’t you think?

Be that as it may, neither Pakistan nor the Useless Nations have anything to complain about. Not that that’s stopping them.

A U.N. special envoy last week decried the U.S. drone attacks as a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty, and said the Pakistani government claims 400 civilian deaths from them. The Pakistanis also allege
that they don’t consent to the strikes.

Let’s take that last claim first.

Given the duplicitous nature of relations in that part of the world, we have little doubt the Pakistani government is taking our billions in aid and happily allowing our drone strikes and military convoys in return – and then telling the U.N. that they oppose the drones.

As for violating Pakistani sovereignty: Spare us the drivel. You can’t violate something that doesn’t exist. If the Pakistanis had “sovereignty” over their tribal regions, or just cared enough, they would do something about the fact that the Taliban and al-Qaida have found safe haven there in which to regenerate and launch attacks on our troops there and in neighboring Afghanistan.

Call us when you get sovereignty over your supposed territory.

As for the Useless Nations: As they say in the jungles of New York: Shutcherface. After being attacked on our truly sovereign land in 2001, and after a series of subsequent attempts and attacks since then, and after being sitting ducks for a decade to filthy savages hiding in the hills of Pakistan, we don’t need your stinking lectures.

Where are your reproaches for the reprobates we’re fighting on behalf of the rest of the civilized world?

Call us when you’ve got some perspective.

Note to our Pakistani and U.N. armchair critics: When you roll up your sleeves and take on some of the dirty work that the peerless pros of the U.S. military are doing every day to protect the world from these 7th-century holdouts, then you can feel free to question our methods.

In the meantime, to paraphrase Jack Nicholson’s character in A Few Good Men, we have neither the time nor the inclination to explain ourselves to someone who won’t lift a finger to fight the evil we are engaged with and who then questions the manner in which we do it.

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carcraft
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carcraft 03/18/13 - 05:33 am
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Good editorial, and excellent

Good editorial, and excellent at exposing the complete and utter hypocrisy of Obama and the left!

Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 03/18/13 - 06:18 am
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"hypocrisy of Obama and the left!"????

The left can't stand Obama's drone policy or his continued support for the wars. I assure you, those that are really left did NOT vote for Obama last year. The right, on the other hand, rallied behind the Bush "anti-terror", pro-torture, anti-privacy, ...., you name it policies, because they "kept us safe" only to do a 180º turn when Obama was elected. There's your hypocrisy.

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Riverman1 03/18/13 - 06:52 am
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Decisive and Aggressive Action

Liberal presidential candidates love to repeat the peace and be kind to your enemies mantra until they become privy to classified information. Then their eyes are opened to the necessity of critical decisive and aggressive action.

Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 03/18/13 - 07:15 am
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I think it's more like they

I think it's more like they get paranoid about something happening on their watch. At least Obama decided that Bin Laden was a credible threat and we should be concerned about him, unlike the previous administration. The right speaks about limited government, then makes sure it's invasive as possible, especially if you have a uterus.

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Bizkit 03/18/13 - 08:28 am
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Clinton and Bush had to worry

Clinton and Bush had to worry about Bin Laden, and I think likely the question was which is more damaging killing him or letting him live. Killing one person can rally them more than deter them. The problem with drones is hundreds of innocent children have been killed too-and remember all the hoopla from the left that we are creating bad karma from our actions in the Middle east-now suddenly silent. And from a Prez who demogogued Sandy Hooks with children surrounding him. I just love all the new taxes we are discovering in Obama Care-all the while he wants more taxes. You get the idea he wants all of our money-so he can spend more than his predicted 4 trillion in new spending he touts at the Whitehouse budget office. "We don't have a debt problem nor a spending problem" -he should be impeached for being retarded.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 03/18/13 - 08:31 am
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I think we can all finally

I think we can all finally see our primary problem in this country is President Obama and a politically polarized party machine Congress.

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Humble Angela 03/18/13 - 09:04 am
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"I assure you, those that are
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"I assure you, those that are really left did NOT vote for Obama last year."

Funny...I wonder where all those votes came from. Must have been from those who voted multiple times....even though his supporters say that never happens. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/03/11/cincinnati-poll-worker-charge...

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deestafford 03/18/13 - 09:15 am
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Some people get their panties in a wad

over killing a US citizen overseas who was leading the Islamists against us. My question would be if during WWII we had the drone capability and a US citizen was fighting in Hitler's army and we had a chance to take him out, wouldn't we have done it? You bet cha bippy we would have and should do the same thing now. If one takes up arms against the US he is fair game for anything that we can use against him.
As to President Bush and Bin Ladin. Bush put into motion the system to hunt down UBL and would have done so if he had the opportunity. Bill Clinton had a chance and refused. Obama had a previous chance and let it slip by and the last chance he had he had to take it because too many people knew about the opportunity. One of the sadest things about that operation is that for political gain the administration released info it should not have. In particular I'm talking about the identity of the doctor and how he helped us identify UBL was actually in the compound. As a result of these leftists in the Oval Office, that doctor and his family are now in a Pakistani jail. Want to help the US? Yeah, do it and you and your family go to jail as a minimum.

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allhans 03/18/13 - 09:49 am
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Are we safer now that Bin

Are we safer now that Bin Laden is dead?

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 03/18/13 - 10:12 am
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people with obumler in

people with obumler in charges, its simply going to get worse...the overall economy***our health care--our privacy...our saftey..liberalism is simply killing our country...and our opponents simply hide their heads in the sand..our press who is to be suspicious of govt..right or left..is now the lap dogs to obumler in helping destroy our once great country..

carcraft
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carcraft 03/18/13 - 10:19 am
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It isn't just killing those

It isn't just killing those leading the Islamist movement, a 16 year old American citizen, sitting in a resturant in Yemen was taken out by a drone.

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dahreese 03/18/13 - 11:23 am
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Journalism must be hard up
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Journalism must be hard up when this drivel is published as an "informed" editorial.

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CobaltGeorge 03/18/13 - 12:56 pm
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dahreese

Do you know the true meaning of being "informed"? I think before you call an editorial a drivel, you need to take your head out of the sand and provide some facts as to why your mindset thinks it is drivel. You have given no bases to your comment.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 03/18/13 - 02:26 pm
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So.......no comment about
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So.......no comment about ANYTHING that is wrong in the editorial....just insulting words to the editorial staff? Who again is not informed? Online posters must be hard up when that drivel passes as informed.

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I see by the thumbs down that there is someone who has NO PROBLEM with someone making insulting remarks to the ACES with no facts to back themselves up. I wonder who it could be.......

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 03/18/13 - 03:14 pm
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This is what I'm reminded of
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This is what I'm reminded of every time I ask a liberal to back up what they say.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8E_zMLCRNg

Thumbs down if you want, but the request for back up facts was made hours ago...and the chirping continues.

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ultrarnr 03/18/13 - 02:31 pm
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Useless Nations
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Use of this term in an editorial makes crystal clear what the AC is. It is not a serious news organization. It is a far right wing propaganda machine that propogates extreme right wing ideaology to be read for entertainment only and not to be taken seriously.

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fedex227 03/18/13 - 05:56 pm
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The use of drones is a sensitive issue.

It has its supporters and detractors on all sides, democrats, republicans, and independents. I happen to think it's a very effective tool to take out enemy targets, keep friendly forces out of harms way, and limit collateral damage- especially when applied using credible, actionable intelligence. Not everything is a right/left issue.

KSL
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KSL 03/18/13 - 06:09 pm
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Angela

Too funny. That certainly got my cat's attention.

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