In response to an article saying that pro-lifers shouldnt support drones because innocent chldren are killed by them.
Mr. Hunter-I’m pro-life. I’ve seved in both Iraq and Afghanistan. My son in law is deployed now. I simply cannot agree with your article. People die in war;it’s a simple fact of life.The use of drones is hardly indiscriminate.We target known and suspected terrorists who hide among civilians. The killing of civilians is inadvertent and is much less common than in the days of WWII or Viet Nam due to much more sophisticated targeting systems and smaller payloads.
Please don’t presume to speak for everyone who is pro-life. Distinctions such as inadvertent vs. intentional and innocent vs. guilty matter. Unborn children who are aborted are innocent and killed intentionally. They are targeted, not some murderous terrorist. That situation is completely different from the war against Muslim terrorists.
Drones work and will continue to be used because they change the balance of power in guerilla warfare. Drones deprive the guerilla of safe haven. They cut our casualties and increase guerilla casualties. This makes time our friend for a change in this type of warfare. The insurgent can no longer run out the clock.
I strongly support the right of unborn children to live. I’m willing to support the Bishops in regard to the death penalty, even though I have reservations about lumping the guilty with the innocent. But your position is simply a bridge too far.