The era of the drone may very well herald Star Wars , Obama style. As with the atomic bomb, justification for this new weapon is that it will save the lives of our soldiers as we combat insurgents, terrorists and mass killers at home and throughout the world. The day is not far off, when conflict among nations will be like playing a video game. I daresay that in this type of conflict, civilians will bear the brunt of war like they never have before. As with nuclear weapons of mass destruction, the day will come when the United Nations will be debating the necessity for drone control - and with similar results. I wonder how long it will be before we have rogue drones?
I'm all for saving the lives of our military. I'm just not comfortable with the decision making process being used to determine how and when drones will be deployed. I wish I could do Jedi mind-meld with the folks with their finger on the red button and convince them to do what's right.