Friday, February 8, 2013

If It Be Drones, So Be It

I must admit, I am not cut out for politics.  The latest piece in the news is the debate about the use of drones and whether killing an enemy with a drone strike is the right thing to do.  This next comment goes for both Republican and Democrat administrations: Someone is always second guessing you and your motives, and it has got to be hell to try and do the right thing, protect America and its citizens (American lives) from terrorist attacks and at the same time, make no mistakes in the process.

Personally, I have no problem with using drones to kill enemies of the United States. And, when the technology is perfected, I have no problem with pilotless aircraft taking out enemy targets either.  I am going to give our elected officials the responsibility to use their best judgement in the defense of our country, and hope that their judgement is not corrupted by the greed of the military/industrial complex.

Defending our country is not an easy job, nor is it always going to be crystal clear where the enemy is coming from or who he is, but I am going to give my President the benefit of the doubt when it comes to protecting the American people.  9-11 really happened.  I myself was in Washington, D.C. on that Tuesday morning, and I remember how it changed our lives and the way we must look at defending our country.

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