Yemeni lawyer on Twitter last month.
Another drone strike yesterday is thought to have killed 27 people. The list is growing of innocents killed.
The first known drone strike in Yemen to be authorized by Mr. Obama, in late 2009, left 14 women and 21 children dead in the southern town of al-Majala, according to a parliamentary report. Only one of the dozens killed was identified as having strong Qaeda connections.
This is important, too:
Anti-Americanism is far less prevalent in Yemen than in Pakistan. But rather than winning the hearts and minds of Yemeni civilians, America is alienating them by killing their relatives and friends. Indeed, the drone program is leading to the Talibanization of vast tribal areas and the radicalization of people who could otherwise be America’s allies in the fight against terrorism in Yemen.
I thought he was going to end the war on terror? Wasn’t that one of his big promises? Instead, he seems to be making it even worse.