Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough shifted the discussion from the CIA’s interrogation techniques to the use of drones when co-host Mika Brzezinski asked if torturing terrorists contributes “to an endless cycle of hatred.” Scarborough commented that drone bombs dropped on entire families, instead of just the bad guys, do more to contribute to the endless cycle of hatred and the creation of new terrorists.
“Let’s go ahead and just kill them all, and if we kill 5-year-old girls and we kill 85-year-old grandmas, so be it; we feel better about ourselves because that seems cleaner. That’s what liberals are saying today. Yeah, that’s what they’re saying. That’s what Joe Biden’s been saying, that’s what Barack Obama’s been saying.”
Scarborough went on to say that the drone program will come under scrutiny in the future, much like the CIA enhanced interrogation techniques are being questioned today.
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“The drone program went into overdrive on January 21st, 2009. And when you talk about five years from now, ten years from now, the information comes out about this drone program…and people actually report on this drone program, it’s gonna look a hell of a lot worse, a hell of a lot deadlier, a hell of a lot more random, and a hell of a lot more inhumane than waterboarding three prisoners in 2002 and 2003.”
h/t Hot Air