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re: Why no outrage from the left when Obama drones kill innocent children?


Because it's the best alternative. (All alternatives kill innocent children)


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VOR
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re: Why no outrage from the left when Obama drones kill innocent children?


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Don't know about him, but I may have missed it. What was the modicum of comparison between drone and A-bomb decisions?


Well, that was last night, so let me see if I can remember. The question was outrage over drones. I said I thought it was horrible (because of the loss of innocent life). I then made the point, however, that innocent life was also lost at the end of WWII. Certainly, one can make an argument that one action is more justifiable than the other. Nevertheless, both involve loss of innocent lives. It's not that complicated.






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Poodlebrain
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re: Why no outrage from the left when Obama drones kill innocent children?


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Because it's the best alternative. (All alternatives kill innocent children)
This may be closest to the real answer, but I'm inclined to say the expedient solution to an immediate problem.






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VOR
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re: Why no outrage from the left when Obama drones kill innocent children?


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Because it's the best alternative. (All alternatives kill innocent children)


On the specific use of drones in Afghanistan, if it is determined that we still need to take out certain Taliban elements and it can be done using drones rather than the use of massive ground troops (with its costs and casualties), drones may make sense. And yes, the loss of innocent lives sucks and is horrible.






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