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Is President Obama`s Drone War Backfiring?

February 29, 2012
Photo by Pete Souza, White House


The Obama Doctrine — David Rohde, Foreign Policy

How the president’s drone war is backfiring.

When Barack Obama took the oath of office three years ago, no one associated the phrase “targeted killing” with his optimistic young presidency. In his inaugural address, the 47-year-old former constitutional law professor uttered the word “terror” only once. Instead, he promised to use technology to “harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories.”


My Comment: I am still on the fence when it comes to this part of President Obama`s foreign policy. But I will grant him one thing …. targeted killings have decimated Al Qaeda`s leadership and many of their key commanders.