WaPo: Ask the Public an Unbiased Question on Drone Strikes


A key reason many in Congress haven't spoken up against the drone strike policy is that many believe the public overwhelmingly supports the policy. A key reason many believe the public overwhelmingly supports the drone strike policy is that the Washington Post said so in February 2012.

But the question the Washington Post asked in its February 2012 poll, and the way the Post reported it, were highly misleading. And in the last year, a lot of criticism has appeared in mainstream press of the drone strike policy that hadn't appeared before.

As the Senate considers the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA, where he will oversee CIA drone strikes, urge the Washington Post to ask the public an unbiased question on drone strikes.

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As the Senate considers the nomination of drone strike policy architect John Brennan to head the CIA, where he will oversee CIA drone strikes, we urge you to ask the public a poll question about their opinion on current drone strike policy which takes account of concerns backed by State Department officials and independent reporting that drone strikes have not been narrowly targeted on terrorist suspects.
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    7832 Sat Jun 22 22:56:55 EDT 2013 Margaret Smith Aptos, CA , United States
    7831 Thu May 09 14:54:23 EDT 2013 Lou Bernieri Andover, MA , United States
    7830 Tue Apr 09 17:56:16 EDT 2013 KEVIN KREISS SEATTLE, WA , US
    7829 Tue Mar 12 04:23:10 EDT 2013 Krista Caudill Tucson, AZ , US
    7828 Sat Mar 09 14:45:33 EST 2013 Joan MacDonald Mountain View, CA , United States
    7827 Mon Mar 04 13:16:53 EST 2013 Anonymous Lynchburg, VA , US
    7826 Sun Mar 03 09:55:05 EST 2013 Alexandra Sipiora CHICAGO, IL , United States
    7825 Thu Feb 28 22:17:18 EST 2013 Paaul Novak Madison, WI , United States
    7824 Thu Feb 28 17:38:57 EST 2013 Joseph Listro Portland, OR , United States
    7823 Wed Feb 27 09:20:13 EST 2013 Allison Wheatley Vance, AL , United States
    7822 Mon Feb 25 15:30:40 EST 2013 Melissa Sullivan Newton, MA , United States
    7821 Sun Feb 24 10:48:27 EST 2013 Marc Rapanault Wallingford, CT , United States
    7820 Sat Feb 23 22:46:09 EST 2013 Dean Peerman Chicago, IL , United States
    7819 Sat Feb 23 19:46:16 EST 2013 Sharon Nicodemus Sacramento, CA , United States
    7818 Sat Feb 23 17:36:49 EST 2013 Helena LIber Oakland, CA , US
    7817 Sat Feb 23 13:47:36 EST 2013 Pamela Spacek Chicago, IL , United States
    7816 Fri Feb 22 22:41:21 EST 2013 Jhovaan Reinds Auckland, NZ Let's hear what the people really have to say, not just what the war lovers want to hear.
    7815 Fri Feb 22 21:34:07 EST 2013 Kathleen Vangorder Bernard, ME , United States
    7814 Fri Feb 22 16:08:56 EST 2013 Steve Greaves Richmond, CA , United States
    7813 Fri Feb 22 14:20:29 EST 2013 John Moszyk St Louis, MO , United States Stop war which is death, destruction, disease, horror and misery. Where are the weapons of mass destruction ? Why 1 trillion dollar debt from Iraq.
    7812 Fri Feb 22 14:17:31 EST 2013 J.W. VanLeenhoff Leiden, ot , NL
    7811 Fri Feb 22 14:15:49 EST 2013 Richard Miller Uniontown, PA , United States
    7810 Fri Feb 22 14:14:42 EST 2013 Joan Costello Omaha, NE , United States
    7809 Fri Feb 22 14:11:06 EST 2013 Alice Goss Clinton, WA , United States Kill lists are not lawful or moral solutions. The Rule of Law requires that the accused have a day in court. I believe international laws are being broken too. I see uses for drones but not for terrorizing More....
    7808 Fri Feb 22 14:09:45 EST 2013 David Roy, Ph.D. Fresno, CA , United States The use of drones has become a money-first rogue adventure. Just wait until some radical anti-America nations start making and using them. Not a pretty picture at all.
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