July 15, 2012 by Peter Gratton
Today, the Times runs a piece about the morality of drone attacks–by their defense dept reporter:
“So it may be a surprise to find that some moral philosophers, political scientists and weapons specialists believe armed, unmanned aircraft offer marked moral advantages over almost any other tool of warfare.”
This may be the grossest, most myopic piece I’ve read in a while. Was Judith Miller not available for this write-up? Indeed it is sure as hell a surprise: So as far as i can tell, the only “moral philosopher” is a former Air Force pilot, and the moral blackmail is that it’s better than Dresden.
Up next at the NYT, why sweatshop labor teaches children valuable life skills…