And the drones keep on coming

The New York Times reported Friday Jan. 15, 2010 that ‘At least 10 people were killed in an American drone strike in northwest Pakistan on Thursday morning that was aimed at the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, according to Pakistani security officials.’

According to the article Pakistani officials said there was no word on the target of the attack, the Pakistani Taliban leader, Hakimullah Mehsud, was killed. He has taken responsibility for the suicide attack on the CIA base in Afghanistan which killed 8 CIA and CIA associated people.

So the Americans are killing people, possibly civilians, trying to get one guy. The Americans have been killing Afghan civilians for years trying to get members of al-Qaeda, not only not winning hearts and minds but simply killing hearts and minds.

Why does the peace president continue with this savagery? Is American policy locked into the cheney imbecilic dinosaur mindset, which more or less says that we just torture or kill people as we wish because we can?

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