Brennan defends drone strikes

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  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    Feb. 8, 2013 1:03 p.m.

    lets see when we use drone attacks they are used to take out people we do not have in our custody that have plans for and are trying to kill Americans. They used torture to gain (unreliable) information from people we had in custody and did not pose any threat to us. No not really confusing but thanks mountain man.

    let me ask you a question, would you view the police killing bank robber who currently has hostages, has shot and/or is threatening to shot hostages the same way as you would view us torturing an alleged bank robber that may or may not have information about an upcoming bank robbery?

    I think it is far to call for clear oversight and as much transparency as possible however your claims that there is no difference falls flat.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Feb. 8, 2013 10:08 a.m.

    No, Mountanman, not confusing at all. At least not when rational thought is applied.

  • xscribe Colorado Springs, CO
    Feb. 8, 2013 9:53 a.m.

    Also, with just a click of the mouse, you will see that while enhanced interrogation may have produced a lead, way back in 2004, it was investigative work and not torture that ultimately led to Bin Laden. I don't believe in torture - I think we are better than that - but apparently you do. You have your opinion; I have mine. Maybe we can just agree to disagree on that point!

  • xscribe Colorado Springs, CO
    Feb. 8, 2013 9:45 a.m.

    That's fine. I would expect them to defend their practices. Doesn't mean it's truthful. Or do you now trust the government?

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Feb. 8, 2013 8:29 a.m.

    @ Xscribe. The director of the CIA disagrees with you and so does bin Laden, now!

  • xscribe Colorado Springs, CO
    Feb. 8, 2013 8:06 a.m.

    Not really confusing: Torture is.. well, torture. A drone attack is most likely instant. There's also no evidence that enhanced interrogation, torture, resulted in any real intelligence. However, there is plenty of evidence that when there was a rapport established with prisoners and they were treated like human beings, much more real and usable intelligence was obtained. Now, that might be confusing to some, but it really makes a lot of sense for those who actually think about it for just a second.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Feb. 8, 2013 7:01 a.m.

    Enhanced interrogation to obtain intelligence to save innocent lives is immoral "torture" but killing people with drones is ok? Confusing isn't it?

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 7, 2013 11:09 p.m.

    Anyone against drones...

    please see your nearest Army recruiter.