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  •  The life of a noncombatant is worth more than the (1+ / 0-)
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    joe shikspack

    life of a combatant. Or do you believe that rules should not apply in warfare. You would not have a problem with Iranian drones killing people in the US. Or Iraqi. Or Russian. This putrid American Exceptional ism must stop. Or someone will stop it for us.

    Or are you OK with other countries torturing Americans. Because that is what it is coming to. Your attitude and the attitudes of those who think like you put this country in danger of another attack.

    If lowering the risk to American military personnel comes at the cost of increasing the risk to innocent civilians then it is not a deal worth making. Do you think the military heroes of US history would have approved of this strategy? Or the founding fathers? What honor is there in killing people via remote control in an air conditioned cubicle? Yet it is that sense of honor that stops soldiers from committing war crimes.

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