I too, have mixed feelings on this. I want to share the umbrage so many of my fellow liberals feel on this, but, i am ashamed to admit, i have a bit of trouble mustering up a full blown outrage the way i should. I know i should be up in arms, but, honestly, i feel ashamed, i just can't get as upset about this as i should. Possibly, it is a form of war-fatique in me, not sure. Hopefully, it is not my morals are deteriorating..
Me, i am against killing people, whether the bombs are dropped by Manned aircraft, or UNmanned aircraft. Guess it doesn't matter much to the person on the ground, if there was a pilot in the plane that dropped the bomb.
I don't think having the CIA, or various govts, all killing people is "new". I don't think having this govt, or many other govts, sneaking around the globe, "taking out' various people, is "new". I think being able to do it without risking one of "our" humans-- is what is new. I think the citizens of USA being aware of this behavior, is mostly "new".
As much as i loathe war,
maybe it's watching too many spy movies, that make a more surgical strike at the actual leaders the USA is worried about,
might be less horrific
than having 1000s of uninvolved innocent soldiers all slaughtered in a fight between two types of leaders.
Either way, it's horrific, i do know that. I know the person being killed by a bomb, has not been put to trial. I know a govt can make mistakes. I know many others nearby are being killed, too. All of these things make me ill. I do have trouble with the undeclared war bit, (is it a war if we are going after one person? i don't know) too, but, this is not reeeeally "new".
I think many nations have been doing this type of thing for a long long time.
having 1000s of OTHERS die as pawns in a war between 2 or more leaders,
like we do in fullblown war,
also makes me ill.
It is hard for me to know, if having a few dozen killed,
less horrific, than having 100s killed, to get same target.
It is hard for me to know,
if having only a few people involved in such dealings,
is less horrific
than full blown wars, which also kills innocent bystanders, too. (actually, the soldiers are innocents, sent in by the leaders, further clouding my idea of which form of war is worse..)