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Published: Saturday, Feb. 9 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

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Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

Any persons against drones...

please contact your nearest military recruiter.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

Under the Second Amendment interpretation prevalent in Utah, everyone can have a killer drone soon. In five years you can build a small armed one to defend against tyranny and kill your enemies. They may make a new weapon to control from your smartphone and attack one of many automatic assault weapons.

Anti Bush-Obama
Washington, DC

These drone strikes that kill civilians overseas is why people hate us so much and I don't blame them. They don't hate us for our "freedoms" they hate us because we won't leave them alone.

red state pride
Cottonwood Heights, UT

The hypocrisy of the American left is just breathtaking sometimes. All the big time war protesters disappeared when Obama continued "Bush's war's". All the people wringing their hands over Gitmo stopped worrying when Obama kept it open. All the people losing sleep over Bush capturing and imprisoning terror suspects didn't have a problem when Obama skipped the capture and interrogation step and just assasinated them with drones. Way to stand up for your principles!

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

All the big time war protesters disappeared when Obama continued "Bush's war's". - red state pride

**'Obama marks Iraq war’s end with salute to troops' - by Erica Werner - AP - Published by DSNews - 12/14/11

'Marking the conclusion of the war at a military base that's seen more than 200 deaths from fighting in Iraq, Obama never tried to declare victory. It was a war that he opposed from the start, inherited as president and is now bringing to a close...'

Your claim is disproven.

And if you have issue with W. Bushes wars...

why would I vote Republican, when the last two wars started under a Republican President?

procuradorfiscal
Tooele, UT

Using drones to their best advantage is a good idea. Bush-era safeguards are still in place, so I'm not particularly worried that we're not applying sufficient rigor to the decision to use them.

But, I can't help but grin at the irony of this situation.

Liberal academic and juridical elites loudly demanded President Bush and Vice-President Cheney be frog-marched into some international prison for their reluctant use of waterboarding, a procedure that was carefully controlled and administered to, maybe 3 really bad guys, in such a way as to avoid injury.

Now, those very same liberal elites defensively justify the President's actions, giving him a pass for hundreds of decisions to kill really bad people.

I support the decisions of both Presidents as necessary evils, required, not by an evil nature of either, but as a logical, ethical response to the manner in which the enemy has chosen to attack us.

But, the irony is delicious. And, liberals have now clearly shown their true colors.

And they're not red, white, and blue.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

Now, those very same liberal elites defensively justify the President's actions, giving him a pass for hundreds of decisions to kill really bad people. - procuradorfiscal

Reply:

*'U.S. Military deaths in Iraq war at 4,485 - AP - Published by the DSNews - 12/20/2011

‘Since the start of U.S. military operations in Iraq, 32,226 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department's weekly tally.’

Liberals didn't do that.

Your criticism for Liberals, is that they act like Conservatives.

procuradorfiscal
Tooele, UT

Re: "Your criticism for Liberals, is that they act like Conservatives."

Not at all. I applaud and congratulate them for finally acting in America's interests.

Like conservatives.

The delicious irony is that those same liberals continue to criticize, even demand prosecution of members of the previous administration for similar actions, made necessary by the same monstrous evil of the same enemy.

It's called politically-motivated hypocrisy.

That's what I criticize. I applaud the belated conversion to patriotism, and urge them to adopt more common-sense conservative behaviors.

In America's interest.

Baccus0902
Leesburg, VA

@ Pagan and the others......
You wrote: "Your criticism for Liberals, is that they act like Conservatives"

EXACTLY!!!! Shouldn't that be proof enough that is wrong?

I am a leftist, liberal, gay, in search for social justice. An Al-Qaeda life is as valuable as a Democrat,Republican, LDS, Evangelical or a Catholic life.

Drones and the policy on which they are based on are an abuse on outreach for justification.

Human life is sacred regardless.

I still support President Obama, but I have no problem in expressing my dissaproval on something I consider wrong. Assassination is always wrong, it was wrong for Reagan, for the Bushes and it is wrong for Obama.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

Re: "Your criticism for Liberals, is that they act like Conservatives."

Not at all. I applaud and congratulate them for finally acting in America's interests.' - procuradorfiscal

Only a select few can criticize you for acting like themselves...

and then 'applaud' those very same actions, then they do it.

This disconnect? Is why there is a problem in our country.

I am not defending Obama, I simply realize the cost of our American troops otherwise.

And I do not defend Obama for using Drones...

after 'applauding' Bush for doing the exact same thing.

cjb
Bountiful, UT

After 9-11 congress already gave the president power to take out terrorists who target our country. So the president isn't doing this unilaterally.

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