The problem with drones in Afghanistan in Pakistan is not that they’re “a symbol of arrogance.” It’s that they’re flying robots that vaporize people from the sky, up to a third of whom have been civilians, according to an analysis by the New America Foundation.
The news that the Obama Administration is using drones in the assault on Libya is dismaying to say the least. It is another sign of just how misguided and immoral the war on the third Middle Eastern country is, and proof that the current air strikes are not working. It is also a possible precursor to a ground assault – a nightmire scenario that will plunge the US deeper into another unwinnable war.
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.