There is something intrinsically wrong with fighting a war using robots. War is already a demeaning act that has lost it's honor as weapons became less man to man and more machine to machine. There is something noble and limited with sword play and fists that brought out the futility of fighting. It showed us the warrior the uselessness of force. Once we introduced the gun, the automatic weaponry we were screwed. Now we are fighting with robot manned airplanes that drop ordinance onto everyone, no distinction. So along with the occasional fighter/rebel we wipe out villages filled with elders, women and children,we are evil. Contract fighters men and women who get paid outside the military ie; Blackwater type firms are still very much in use. They are in the "grey" area of the law and Obama has managed to maintain the previous administrations contracts with all of the theses concerns. and it has been proven time and again to create rebels, hatred continues to be expressed everywhere, if we look. So yes, it creates the very thing it is supposed to curtail. Hatred toward the USA. We are farming terrorist by killing unnecessarily the people of the world. I will say the world because it is a mess in a few hot spots. I agree Obama has inherited a huge mess but he needs to reexamine his foreign policies regarding our so called war on terror. Personally I think the brilliant ex vice prez wanted to stick his grubby hand into the US treasury and found a solution when we were attacked on 9/11. It isn't an accident that he had most of the big contracts in Iraq for everything over there all the down to electricity. Shoddy dangerous murderous work KBR has done and it cost us 80 billion dollars. I wish someone would audit what the approximate amount of money he made with his various affiliations.I speak of Dick Cheney. Can't we examine his assets? Trace his various bank accounts. Treat him like the war criminal he is? Please.
Meanwhile Mr. President we need to reexamine everything we are involved in over "there"...we are breeding more trouble then we can handle by being complacent. We are wrong and we need to cut our losses and get out now...it is too late and we lost.