- Tutu: 'Does the US really want to tell those of us in the rest of the world that our lives are not of the same value as yours?'
- American or Not, All Victims Are Human
- Do Arabs Cry For Their Children Too
- Bill Hadebank comments on this article
- David Swanson replies to Bill Hadebank
Lauren McCauley, Common Dreams
Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contributing Editor Bill Hadebank
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Longtime peace activist and Nobel Prize winner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu. (Photograph: Zak Hussein/PA)
February 14, 2013 | In a letter to the New York Times published Wednesday, South African Nobel Peace Prize laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu challenged the hypocrisy of the US and its citizens for accepting a killer drone program when it pertains to foreign suspects while demanding judicial review when those targets are American citizens.
He writes: Do the United States and its people really want to tell those of us who live in the rest of the world that our lives are not of the same value as yours? That President Obama can sign off on a decision to kill us with less worry about judicial scrutiny than if the target is an American? Would your Supreme Court really want to tell humankind that we, like the slave Dred Scott in the 19th century, are not as human as you are? I cannot believe it.
Do Arabs Cry For Their Children Too? Tom McNamara, Sabbah Report / Axis of Logic
Bill Hadebank comments on this article, William Habedank
Hi, Tutu is dead right on this. We Americans need to raise the roof on this tragedy and its moral failing. Drone warfare is terrorism, plain and simple! We are killing 9 innocents for every so called "terrorist". These people die with no legal defense and the innocents are not asked if they wish to die for the great "War on Terror". Drones must be non-weaponized.
David Swanson replies to Bill Hadebank, David Swanson <David Swanson <email@example.com>>
Here are 63,000 people who agree with you, Bill, -- and a long list of organizations.