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Fri Sep 14, 2012, 01:05 PM

3. Drones


and yes.

Obama Finally Opens Up About The Administration's Massive Drone War

The drone war: It's a sticking point among liberals and activists, and a subject about which Obama has stealthily avoided going into depth.

Until now.

CNN's Jessica Yellin sat down with Obama for an interview, which was posted on 9/11 at 5 p.m.

"You know, drones are one tool that we use. And our criteria for using them is very tight and very strict. It has to be a target that is authorized by our laws. It has to be a threat that is serious and not speculative," Obama tells Jessica. "And we've got to make sure that in whatever operations we conduct, you know, we are very careful about avoiding civilian casualties. And in fact, there are a whole bunch of situations where we will not engage in operations if we think that there's gonna be civilian casualties involved."

But just last week, a drone strike in Yemen killed ten civilians. In fact, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism reports that there have been approximately 116 drone strikes in Yemen alone. Often, the report says, Yemen will step up to take the blame for strikes which go off course (as they promptly did with the aforementioned strike).

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-finally-gets-personal-on-the-subject-of-drones-2012-9#ixzz26Ss5JbV4

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