Opinion / The Northern Virginia Daily/nvdaily.com
Letter to the Editor: America's sad state of affairs
Aside from the details concerning how the government of Nazi Germany assassinated innocent groups of its own people, can anybody, anybody tell me how the U.S.'s use of drone attacks on suspected terrorists (not confirmed terrorists) is any different when, according to Congressman Dennis Kucinich of Ohio, over 3,000 innocent people have been murdered (conveniently labeled "collateral damage" by the news) as a result? Especially when Congress has not given the president a declaration of war?
The status quo is now, "Guilty of terrorism when suspected, sentenced to death, along with those who happen to be around you, whether in your home or in public."
We've created a new group that everyone can hate and not feel bad about when they are murdered..."suspected terrorists," a very vague title that thanks to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA, passed by the Congress and signed into law last December) can be given to anybody. Correct me if I'm wrong, but this is history paralleling itself.
Jason Perry, Toms Brook