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It provides no reason why we needed to 'shock and awe' a Pakistani neighborhood with a SEAL team choppered in to 'get' Osama. He was hunkered down. Seems like the easy target for a missile.
It wouldn't make a very exciting news story if they had whacked him with a missile, would it?
And movie about it would be down right boring, eh?
Originally posted by Kali74
reply to post by Indigo5
I honestly hate when we disagree. Drones may in fact result in less innocent casualties but the ever broadening authority on their use just isn't okay.
I know you have seen this but for context:
A confidential Justice Department memo concludes that the U.S. government can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or “an associated force” -- even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S.