This petition is to outlaw the use of Drones and drone attacks in war. Not only does it eliminate the potential target, it eliminates innocent civilians as well. Please, tell congress to outlaw the use of Drones in war time.
"TBIJ reports that from June 2004 through mid-September 2012,available data indicate that drone strikes killed 2,562 - 3,325 people in Pakistan, of whom 474 - 881 were civilians, including 176 children. TBIJ reports that these strikes also injured an additional 1,228 - 1,362 individuals," according to the Stanford/NYU study.
Obama has already authorized 283 strikes in Pakistan, six times more than the number during President George W. Bush's eight years in office, Bergen wrote earlier this month. As a result, the number of estimated deaths from the Obama administration's drone strikes is more than four times what it was during the Bush administration -- somewhere between 1,494 and 2,618.
Please, don't let the government dictate who lives and who dies. Everyone has the right to a fair trial. Drones are not the answer. Please sign the petition and let your voices be heard. Tell Congress to outlaw the use of Drones in war time!