Letters: Drones save American lives

An unmanned U.S. Predator drone flies over Kandahar An unmanned U.S. Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan, on a moonlit night in this file photo. (Jan. 31, 2010) Photo Credit: AP

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The editorial "Seduced by the drones" [Sept. 23] was sickening to read. It was full of liberal dogma that ignores the reality of the world we live in and the enemies who would kill Americans of any age or sex.

That is the very big distinction between the United States and its enemies. The editorial sounds just like those who today condemn the United States for using the atomic bomb on Japan to end World War II.

Of course, the Germans and the Japanese were working on their own atomic bombs. I don't think they would have hesitated to use it on us, just as I don't think anyone in the Taliban or the extremist Muslim world would be hand-wringing about using drones on us if they had them.

We are using the drones because of what occurred on Sept. 11. The terrorists who flew those planes were not concerned if there were kids on the planes or in the buildings.

Drones save the lives of American soldiers. That's all we need to know.

Anthony Johnson Sr., Brentwood

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I just read the letter "Drone strikes should cease" [Sept. 27]. The writer talks of reversing the roles. I wonder what he thinks about someone who parks a bomb-loaded car on a city street and lets it blow.

Tom Wright, Plainview
 

In response to the recent letter concerning drone strikes, there is no lack of remorse for the innocent victims of drone strikes. However, there is joy every time an American soldier is not killed.

No one wants innocents killed, but unfortunatly there is collateral damage. War is not a science.

Richard Stallone, Franklin Square

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