The President of the United States of America is on prime time network television to chide Americans for the recent child slayings, but the number of innocents killed there pales in comparison to the hundreds/thousands that are killed in our name by this President in his on going drone campaign.
No, we’re not talking about casualties on a battlefield, we’re talking about drones flying in neighborhood skies just like the neighborhoods you and I live in….except the neighborhood skies the armed drones fly in are in Pakistan. And do we manage to pick off a few bad guys now and then? Sure. When you’re launching thousands of strikes, you’re bound to hit something good now and then. But what’s the policy behind striking homes? And worse, what’s the policy behind “double tap” strikes…those strikes timed minutes after the initial bombing purposely to kill those who move in to render aid to victims?
This is all being done in our name, to provide for me and my family greater security and to help spread the blessings of liberty and freedom around the globe. And while the media is lit up with stories reporting the Connneticut shooting, there is precious little debate or concern for the long term implications of the ongoing murderous spree we have all signed off on. And when we all sit silent, allowing this to continue in our names, we are part of the problem.