Posted: Jun 13, 2011 6:26 pm
by willhud9
HomerJay wrote:
The question here is about how war is conducted, accepting that the military can act without oversight and on their own grounds is fruit loop stuff.

This is serious bullshit and needs to be challenged very robustly indeed. It's not whether it is right or wrong, Weaver wants to take away the ability of people to challenge the facts, that's why it makes children of us (well, those that accept it, anyway!).

No, no it doesn't.

Military drones are highly effective in minimizing civilian casualties thanks to the fact they can be programmed from afar with precision and accuracy of picking a target. The fact that there is some collateral damage from them is irrelevant to the fact that on the whole they have been effective. All that means is that research into creating more accurate drones to prevent civilian casualties is needed. Instead of whining about the military being "unethical" in its approach to the drone raids, why not whine about the inefficiency of the technology and push to create better ones? Oh that's right, defense spending needs to be cut the most out of any government spending.