Sunday, October 12, 2008

War By Remote Control

So this must be the secret high-tech weapon that Bob Woodward was talking about last week:

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Well, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are no secret now. The startling evidence has been sitting on YouTube for a few months available to anybody who knew what to search for. I think the government clearly wanted this information out. Intentionally leaking these videos to insurgents is the psychological part of counter-terrorism.

Of course, I am relieved that this technology has brought stability to Iraq, but I am also worried that this powerful weapon introduces a new era of war and nation building. What little country can prevail when the USA says it's time for a regime change? Or when the USA says our corporations need another nation's natural resources? Our imperialist leaders will tell us we're doing it for democracy, but that's bullshit.

Can McCain at least stop saying that it's "the surge" that worked?

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