Just so we’re clear, I voted for Barrack Obama and for the most part I support the way he has carried himself throughout the last four years.
Did I agree with every decision he made such as caving on things he clearly had the upper hand on? No. And I still don’t. And I will vehemently disagree with some of his future decisions – just like I did when W was running things. So let’s start off his new term in office by disagreeing – again vehemently, about Drones and the actual expansion of the Drone program.
I’ve read in several places the rationale for the expansion of the Drone program is to reduce casualties on the ground. Somewhere in my mind I can see that – sort of.
But here’s the rub.
If the primary use of Drones is to seek out “terrorists” in the middle of the desert, why not leave the desert and the mountains of Afghanistan to the terrorists? If we have no financial stake in that area, and these people pose no eminent threat to us here, perhaps they should be left alone. If they want to impose whatever religious law on their own people, how is that a threat to us?
Then there is the other issue with Drones: where does their use stop? Will we all become accustomed to a buzzing sound whirling overhead in the next few years? Will the Obama or subsequent administrations tell us it’s for our own good?
Mr. President, I think you are doing a good job under incredible odds with a reluctant Congress whose real agenda is as foggy as San Francisco in the early morning.
But this? Back away from this sky murder now Barrack. Back away. Like plumber’s crack; it’s never good no matter where you see it.