October 16, 2012
The Bizarre Story of How Drones Helped Get Us Into the Iraq War

Critics of America’s drone war occasionally ask its supporters to imagine how they would feel if unmanned aerial vehicles were weaponized and sent by foreign powers to attack American cities. What’s always forgotten is the time when the U.S. Senate confronted that possibility. It scared them. In fact, one senator said his alarm helped persuade him to approve the War in Iraq. I know, that doesn’t make any sense. Saddam Hussein didn’t have a drone fleet capable of reaching America. As you’ll recall, however, Congress was told a lot of things about Iraqi weapons that didn’t turn out to be true. We remember the talk of WMDs. But we’ve forgotten the drones.

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

The Bizarre Story of How Drones Helped Get Us Into the Iraq War

Critics of America’s drone war occasionally ask its supporters to imagine how they would feel if unmanned aerial vehicles were weaponized and sent by foreign powers to attack American cities. What’s always forgotten is the time when the U.S. Senate confronted that possibility. It scared them. In fact, one senator said his alarm helped persuade him to approve the War in Iraq. 

I know, that doesn’t make any sense. Saddam Hussein didn’t have a drone fleet capable of reaching America. As you’ll recall, however, Congress was told a lot of things about Iraqi weapons that didn’t turn out to be true. We remember the talk of WMDs. But we’ve forgotten the drones.

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

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