Random Death From the Sky

I fear this same thing:

"What scares me about drone strikes is how they are perceived around the world," [retired General Stanley McChrystal] said in an interview. "The resentment created by American use of unmanned strikes ... is much greater than the average American appreciates. They are hated on a visceral level, even by people who've never seen one or seen the effects of one."

Oddly, Obama Democrats used to feel the same way, at least until their guy was pushing the button (in fact, pushing the button far more frequently than Bush did).  We are overusing this tool.


  1. john mcginnis:

    There is a bigger danger in these strikes. The precept of the extraterritoriality (sic) that doing the drone strikes engender. At some point, a Mexico or a China will say -- "Hey you did it, why can't we?" Pretty soon you have countries doing strikes whenever and wherever they please.
    Never assume that your capabilities are unique and not capable of being reproduced. Any DoD dink should know this viscerally.

  2. obloodyhell:

    }}}} We are overusing this tool.

    That would be because we foolishly re-elected this tool.

  3. Steve Walser:

    One day soon US politicians will discover for themselves exactly how "just" these strikes are as they become targets of opportunity. This is a shameful policy that will bear bitter fruit.