The World Is Our Battleground; Innocents Lives Be Damned

Nat Hentoff has a must-read column up on the CIA’s use of Predator drone planes in Pakistan. Hentoff’s article notes that “since August 2008, around 70 strikes by unmanned aircraft have killed close to 600 people in northwestern Pakistan.”

The government is not holding itself accountable on the issue. The Obama administration’s only response comes from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who said “There is a war going on.”

So the government can put itself above the law and blow up civilians in a country we never declared war against? Wasn’t this the kind of lawlessness President Obama was supposed to put an end to??

Enjoy that Peace Prize, Mr. President.

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