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[–] iam [S] 7 points 26 points (+33|-7) ago  (edited ago)

Basically he's saying he thinks drone should be used in an extremely limited way that does not hurt civilians.

Just as Obama said, and look how many innocent civilians he killed. No president will openly call for the killing of innocent civilians (except for the two atomic bombs and subsequent firebombings which left some 300,000 innocent civilians dead in Japan). It is nearly impossible to use drones and not kill innocent civilians.

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[–] ZiMMy 1 points 23 points (+24|-1) ago  (edited ago)

It is nearly impossible to use drones and not kill innocent civilians.

It is nearly impossible to combat enemies when civillians are around and not to hurt any of them. Using any weaponry.

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[–] 01011011101101 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

Are our enemies really 7,000 miles away hiding in a desert? No, I think they're in DC.

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[–] Turbo_Sloth 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

Drones are more efficient and precise than humans. We may count the number of drone casualties, but the collateral damage and civilian casualties would likely have been higher if it were humans doing it.

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[–] flimflamedthezimzam 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yea I tend to agree, precision weapons platforms like our UAVs probably do more to limit mistakes. It's not like the operator can say he "feared for his life" and made a bad call.

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[–] EndDrugAndOtherWars 2 points 1 points (+3|-2) ago 

Especially when you are occupyong their land stealing their oil and blowing then up at weddings.

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[–] ShampocalypseWOW 10 points 5 points (+15|-10) ago 

Just as Obama said

When?

and look how many innocent civilians he killed

So anyone who says they're against using drones to kill civilians must actually be planning on doing the opposite??

No president will openly call for the killing of innocent civilians (except for the two atomic bombs and subsequent firebombings which left some 300,000 innocent civilians dead in Japan).

That's pretty naive, but if you think Sanders is like Obama or Clinton then you don't know shit about any of them.

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[–] bugmenot 2 points 5 points (+7|-2) ago  (edited ago)

When?

Last year: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/video/president-obama-promises-oversight-drone-strikes-19245153

They even admitted to killing Americans abroad :)

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[–] iam [S] 3 points 3 points (+6|-3) ago  (edited ago)

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[–] beren 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Right, because this candidate is different..... just like all the ones before this, right?

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[–] Caboose_Calloway 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Who are your enemies?