The hammering on the Drone program is just what President Obama prayed for. The question of the legality of America killing without due process will roll and roil for quite some time as the real issue is avoided. Questions of legality will take the American public's attention away from the real issue with Drones.
We are thinking that the Obama administration doesn't care if the drone program is legal or not. All They care about is whether or not the public perceives drones as successful in fighting al-Qaeda.
Drones are good for forcing al-Qaeda to mestasticize, pop up in new places, break into smaller and smaller groups that are harder and harder to deal with. Drones are good for galvanizing opinion against the U.S. Drones are good for al-Qaeda's recruiting efforts.
Drones are not good for putting an end to al-Qaeda. If only the general public was made aware of the facts...Yo! Media! Where are you?
February 8, 2013 by Bruce Wallace, 121Contact