President Obama's Immoral drone war critique

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President Obama’s immoral drone war The first to note about this article is that it comes from two sources that are known for leaning to the left, those being the The Washington Post and the author Eugene Robinson. Robinson has written many articles that are antiwar and against government spending on intelligence and military, even praising Edward Snowden for leaking NSA information. What makes this article different from his other articles is that this is the first article written by Robinson that has scorned President Obama’s actions, if only slightly. Needless to say there is definitely a bias in this paper, and given the title of the article one can deduce that it is to end U.S. drone usage. Robinson claims that drone warfare is not a legitimate way to wage war; that it is more like assassination than anything else. He acknowledges that using drones does protect the lives of soldiers, but is quick to dismiss that point. Switching instead to talking about how Obama is an improvement to former president Bush; in other words using President Bush as a red herring. After which the question of morality is brought up. The question is brought up if killing terrorists without giving them any form of
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  • Spring '14
  • ThomasPreston
  • Laws of war, drone strikes, Eugene Robinson, drone strike, immoral drone war, U.S. drone usage

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