Sending A Killer To Do A Diplomat’s Job

Signature drone strikes, you may remember, are the ridiculous idea-put-into-practice that we Americans know so much about the hearts and minds of Afghani farmers and shepherds that we can tell – from a computer screen thousands of miles away – what they are up to. We can, according to this theory, tease out the difference between a group of tribal leaders coming together to discuss land use, or village education, or whatever it is tribal leaders discuss, and a group of terrorists coming together to discuss what to blow up next.

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