Rise of the Drones
By Michael Krull
Throughout the Bush administration, there was widespread derision and invective launched from the Left against the notion that the United States’ national security apparatus should seek prior judicial approval for certain non-lethal interrogation techniques, including waterboarding. The president, vice president and other officials were routinely accused of being war criminals for entertaining the thought of such activities, let alone the commission of them. However, today, there is nary a peep from the Left concerning the Obama administration’s use of drones for targeted assassinations of our foreign enemies in the unpleasantness that used to be known as the War on Terror, but also of American citizens who meet the Constitutional and textbook example of traitor. MORE
Michael Krull is a graduate of Luther College and Iowa State University. He has worked on disaster relief for the State Department, a major Washington, DC public relations and political consulting firm, a think tank, and is a member of the Council on Emerging National Security Affairs. He is currently a professor of politics, media, public policy and international affairs at Georgetown University, as well as co-founder and principal of the business information company Resilient Corporation.