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    Re: Drone strikes counterproductive, says secret CIA report

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Wait! Say it aint so? Drone strikes actually are counterproductive and lead to more terrorists and terrorist attacks? [/FONT][/COLOR]
    So is Obama going to stop now?
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    Re: Drone strikes counterproductive, says secret CIA report

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    So is Obama going to stop now?
    Absolutely not. Dont you know America needs to be in a endless war?


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    Re: Drone strikes counterproductive, says secret CIA report

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Absolutely not. Dont you know America needs to be in a endless war?
    I wasn't aware of that. Nobody tells me anything.
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    Re: Drone strikes counterproductive, says secret CIA report

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    So is Obama going to stop now?
    So you'd think. But big defense companies can be quite persuasive when they want to be....

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    Re: Drone strikes counterproductive, says secret CIA report

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    So you'd think. But big defense companies can be quite persuasive when they want to be....
    And politicians can be quite clueless when they want to be too. doG help us all.
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    Re: Drone strikes counterproductive, says secret CIA report

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I wasn't aware of that. Nobody tells me anything.
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    Re: Drone strikes counterproductive, says secret CIA report

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Whether they are unproductive depends on what the goals are. If the goal is maintaining an endless supply of enemies in order to justify endless war, huge defense and intelligence expenditures, keeping defense and intelligence contractors wealthy and continuing the constant erosion of our civil liberties, drones and related tactics are a big success. Not to be cynical or anything.
    Yes, the Mission Was Accomplished.

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    Re: Drone strikes counterproductive, says secret CIA report

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Absolutely not. Dont you know America needs to be in a endless war?
    I certainly don't know that. If I look back on my life I would say Americans were happiest during the period between the Korean and Vietnam wars - a time of peace.

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    Re: Drone strikes counterproductive, says secret CIA report

    When did the CIA get common sense? I wonder if this is them waging a PR campaign or something...

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    Re: Drone strikes counterproductive, says secret CIA report

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    I was actually congratulating you two on your non-partisan criticism of Obama. It's another one of those mistakes that Obama is making that he doesn't seem interested in fixing and I'm glad that it's not just conservatives that see it and criticize him for it.

    But I probably should also mention that nothing in the article actually supports the assertion that drone strikes ARE counterproductive. It merely CONTENDS that they MIGHT be and I think it's a weak contention. In order to make the case, there would have to be proof that droning creates more high ranking terrorists than it kills - or that the numbers of terrorist recruits gained JUST because high ranking terrorists get whacked are so high that the benefit to the terrorist groups is so great that it offsets the losses of high ranking officials whacked. Of course the article didn't come close to proving that. But I still applaud you and Hard Truth for your criticism of Obama's drone campaign. I'd have thought you two were too partisan to ever criticize "The Messiah" but I'm glad to see I'm wrong.
    The left where the first critics of the drone campaign, but what evs...

    Actually the reason it raises terrorist is from killing innocents, not terrorists. When we drone strike peoples grandmas and children it makes people in the region flock to terrorists groups.

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