Originally Posted by Donger
Collateral damage and mistakes have always been a part of combat and always will. And, I'd much rather have Reapers loosing Hellfires than boots on the ground.
The problem is twofold:
1. We are fighting a problem, in the case of Islamist terrorism, which feeds off the collateral damage of our strikes. The same cannot be said in traditional warfare, where the mission is to simply dismantle and destroy as much of your opposing military as possible until they cry uncle.
2. Is there a conceivable person on a presidential ticket since the turn of the century that you could not trust
with this power?
You'd trust every single one
of these people with unlimited, unaccountable