Brennan's drone attacks on US citizens? This is a tight rope which he should not try to walk. US soil there is a problem, it is a simple no, but the American public has tunnel vision. FDR had put Japanese American's in camps during WWII with no just cause.
If i am a Democrat my response. Do you want to have a American citizen on foreign soil, planning attacks on America, and meeting with terrorists? Allow them all to escape and carry out the attack killing thousands maybe millions. (You always have to put the pie in the sky)
Where surveys done, in different cities of Germany, to make sure there were no Americans before bombing? How about the cities in Japan before the A bomb was dropped? NO
Though drone attacks may be a good thing now, who is to stop the potential for abuse in the future? I have no problem killing anyone planning any type of attack on our citizens. It is down the road where this can be abused. I don't like the deviation away from The Constitution as it has been trampled by both the Dems and Repubs in the past and present. If we are to have these kind of Drones attacks, then there needs to be some kind of checks and balance to prevent abuse.
“Hitler did not have to destroy democracy; he merely took advantage of the decay of democracy and at the critical moment obtained the support of many to whom, though they detested Hitler, he yet seemed the only man strong enough to get things done.” F. A. Hayek from his book, "The Road To Serfdom".
The the other terrorist don't need an excuse to hate us... It comes naturally... They cheer in the streets when Americans die.
You sound like Nancy Pelosi and every dollar of unemployment creates $1.73 in the economy?
That sentence says it all. Foreign Policy was the scariest aspect of a Romney Presidency. Not only are we growing Islamic terrorism with our Forign Poicy, we are going broke doing so. Not to mention that we have upset the balance of power in the mideast in favor of the Iranians. Make no mistake about it, the NeoCons and Military Industrial Complex will do all that they can to scare the American people into going to war with the Persians.
This has happened over there more than we would care to admit. Another instance a village elder stood up and proclaimed to his village one night that Al-qaeda is evil and they would not support them in any way. The next day the alqaeda in the area were angry wanted to meet with him. He decided to have a talk with them outside the city to tell them to stay away from his community. He met them under a tree, and the next thing that happened was vaporization. How do you think the village reacted? Do you think they said, "well thats what he gets for trying to talk to terrorists" or do you think resentment built up towards America?
Terrorists don't need an excuse to hate us, but we give non-terrorists or apathetic muslims reason to hate us everyday. This is why Ron Paul said our Foreign Policy should follow the "Golden Rule" in a debate. He got booed by the crowd, and it goes to show, the best way to make a conservative mad is to quote scripture to them and ask them to live by it.
And this may demonstrate how this whole thing in the ME is a no-win situation. The leader spoke out against something wrong; and the bad guys killed him. Rather than blame any of "their own", the people would rather blame an outsider for the brave leader's attempt to point out what was wrong.He met them under a tree, and the next thing that happened was vaporization. How do you think the village reacted? Do you think they said, "well thats what he gets for trying to talk to terrorists" or do you think resentment built up towards America?
In this example, not quite what I was thinking. Those who did the vaporization should be at fault ... if you mean that the US learned of the meeting and were the ones to do the vaporization. Then, I can see your point. In that case, it surely is a level of ignorance (lack of intel) to discern the situation "on the ground".but we give non-terrorists or apathetic muslims reason to hate us everyday.
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