Friday, December 28, 2012

The fruits of bipartisanship

Not a lot of Democrats disagree with this policy -- certainly not the President who approves of it -- and obviously no Republican ever met a bomb they didn't approve of (it's the people they can't stand):
...the number of American airstrikes in Yemen, largely carried out by unmanned drones, has surged over the past year, as much as tripling in frequency in comparison with 2011.
And in between our nations mourning over victims of mass shootings...
A botched drone strike in the central town of Rada left 12 civilians dead this fall, inflaming widespread apprehensions about the strikes. “They’re having a huge effect in how people see the U.S.,” said Intisar al Qadhi, a political activist who’s the daughter of a prominent tribal leader from the province of Mareb, the site of numerous drone strikes. “When we think about America, we see an image of a plane, dropping bombs on our people.”
A large number of American politicians just got a chubby.

[cross-posted at Firedoglake]


StonyPillow said...

Once you pop, you can't stop.

StonyPillow said...

This all started 11 years ago with 19 guys hijacking jet planes and turning them into manned drones. What a long, strange trip it's been.

Montag said...

Only one thing wrong with thinking it's better to be feared than to be loved--eventually, fear turns to hate, and hate to revenge.

Of course, the best way to have a neverending war, with neverending profits, is to do whatever's necessary to keep on provoking that fear.

All else follows.

pansypoo said...

so, you'd prefer a shock & awe invasion ala iWaq?

gratuitous said...

A "botched" drone strike. Does that mean someone made a mistake? Will someone be held responsible?

And if the righteous retribution of the survivors of those we've massacred is visited upon us, will we once again have a national fit of collective amnesia about just why we might have invited that?

Anonymous said...

But...but...but...they hate us for our free-dumbs!

Rush said so.