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Are Drones Morally Superior to Torture?

15 Feb 2013

Are Drones Morally Superior to Torture?

Here is the worst-kept secret in Washington: Instead of capturing and grilling suspected terrorists, as agents did during the 2000s, the United States now kills them from above. Yet where the morality of President Bush’s tactics chewed up years of public debate, Congress and the press seem less interested in the legitimacy of drone strikes than in the process (and secrecy) that surrounds them,” as NJ’s Sara Sorcher writes. “… In a CBS News poll last week, 71% of Americans said they support the strikes. …there is little visible domestic dissent from Obama’s drone program. In Pakistan, however, demonstrations are frequent. That may be the most important commonality between drones and torture: The people whose hearts and minds we still want to win hate them both.”

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