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    Until someone comes up with a kinder and gentler way of waging war, this is a good as it gets for our side.

    Although IMO war should be ugly, nasty and horrible lest we get too used to being at war. Maybe we already are.
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    " lest we get too used to being at war. Maybe we already are."
    Having been engaged for most of this new century thus far? I'd say that's accurate.
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    @Fishbone345 Indeed! Afghanistan is the longest war since Viet Nam (not including Guatemalan Civil War), Iraq's not far behind, and it always seems like something else is on the horizon. These wars haven't quite inspired the same reaction as Viet Nam in the populace though, are we becoming desensitized?
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    What is a "24-hour" drone strike, exactly?

    This is a load of nonsense. There are no drone strikes in Lahore or Islamabad where most Pakistanis live. The only people who are being "terrorized" are the terrorists and the people who live with them in rural fundamentalist villages. You don't want a drone to attack your village? Stop harboring known terrorists. Duh.
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    Or maybe... they ARE scared and the drone tactics are creating more exremism and fuelling anti-American rhetoric, pushing young, impressionable people into the welcoming arms of fundamentalists. Isn't there enough of that already without exacerbating the situation?
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    @Wilberhum Innocent civilians are dying NOW, under THIS president's watch. These deaths were not mentioned in the 'Hope and Change' brochure.
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    @Jeff_Woehrle Maybe some day it will reach 10% of the deaths Bush caused. By the way which President invaded Afghanistan and then before he finish it he drained off some of the support to start another war?
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    @Wilberhum You have to get over this Bush thing. Live in the present. YOUR man promised to end the bloodshed. Yet, deaths still rage...including four AMERICANS in the embassy terrorism. That's happening RIGHT NOW. Obumble has been president for four years. Looks like you bought his line like it was on sale.
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    What is that old quote? The idea of War is to to have some other poor SOB die for their Country, if not for the drones, we would be sending even more of our military to die in this war....
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    As long as Pakistan plays both sides, there is little other choice than to use the drones. Boots on the ground don't work when our "friends" give aid and shelter to terrorists and participate in killing American soldiers.
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    Obama condemned enhanced interrogation (torture) but has no problem with personally killing alleged terrorists and anyone else who has the misfortune to be standing in the area of the drone strike, including women and children. OF COURSE the Pakistani population is terrorized. Ask the Pakistanis who the terrorists are. You might not like the answer.
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    100,000 dead Iraqi civilians don't count? He Who Must Not be Named is the all-time leader in random death dealing.
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    @DARSB I agree with you and am by no means condoning the killing of innocents when I say this. At least with the use of drones we aren't losing our young servicemen and women. That's about the only positive I can spin on it and its a very good positive.
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    @Fishbone345 I wonder if the "insider attacks" in Afghanistan aren't at least in part stimulated by drone attacks.
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    Why would you ever assume that drone strikes don't use ground intelligence? The things I like about drones is they terrorize the terrorists and the terrorists don't get a chance to kill our young men.
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    I do not like Obama. But I like drones. Maybe instead of having issue with drones, they should have issues with "radical" Islamists?
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    well if they would take care, of the lunatics themselves. then they, would not have this. untill they decide to be civilized, they deserved to be self harrassed.
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    What a perfect use of the word terrorism. Irresponsibly taking lives of civilians in the name of the greater good. Do you know that drones routinely scan the skies here at home? Has anyone seen short circut? Terminator??? Taking the human eliment away from weapons is one step closer to skynet.
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