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Second, there is little political incentive in the U.S. government to further declassify drone policy, and there are virtually no political consequences for the Obama Administration continuing as they have for years. Polls show Americans have few qualms with the U.S. deploying drones overseas. Until that changes, Foust says, “none of the other calls for redress or openness will come to pass.” Read more: world.time.com...
TIME It is up to Americans to realize that these actions reflect upon themselves. It is also up to Americans to ensure that some kind of redress is available for any people, American or foreign, who have had innocent family members killed. The fact that things like this happen and very few even bat an eyelash is unacceptable. Furthermore, this is totalitarian ladies and gentlemen. This is the power of life and death with no recourse for innocents involved. It doesn't matter if it's Bush, Obama, or the tooth fairy it needs to be corrected. You can't kill innocent people around the world and never expect a violent reaction at some point.
The images, the report describes, “show the men’s bodies charred and in pieces,” and relatives had to identify them by what remained of body parts and bits of clothing. “Now when villagers see these images,” one relative said, “they think of America.”
The US government is being accused of derailing a congressional hearing that would be the first to hear testimony from survivors of an alleged CIA drone strike by failing to grant the family's lawyer a visa.
At least there is somebody in an official capacity trying to right the wrong. I've always had a lot of respect for Alan Grayson.
Florida congressman Alan Grayson, who helped spearhead the effort to bring the Rehman family to the US, told the Guardian that the state department had not given "a specific reason as to why [Akbar]'s having trouble getting in". "I don't know why the State Department has taken this action, but I think it's extremely important that when it comes to a national security matter like drone attacks, we hear not only from the proponents of these attacks, but also from the victims," Grayson said.