Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Gary Hart on drone assassinations

“We believe ourselves to be exceptional and when we live up to our Constitutional principles we are. But when we abandon those principles, simply because new technology makes it easy to do so, we become just like everyone else, lose our moral authority, and welcome our behavior to be used against us.” Gary Hart, Learning From America’s History of Assassinations ********** Former Senator Hart has a strong blog on the use of drones in our anti-terrorist warfare. The bottom line is that we are engaging in assassination by remote control. The NYT describes on the CIA director-designate John Brennan was the most invisible, powerful man in the first Obama term, sitting in a basement office and deciding who to strike with an armed drone. This is heady stuff.

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