10 May 2014
POTUS Loves and Kills Kids
American officials are disputing the findings of a secret Pakistani government
report, the first known internal Pakistani assessment of America's lethal
drone program, that says U.S. drones killed scores of civilians in a three-year
span and that nearly 100 of those were children.
The Pakistani report, obtained and
this week by the Bureau for Investigative Journalism, details 75 drone strikes
and their alleged collateral damage between 2006 and 2009. Of 746 people
killed by drones in that period, the BIJ report says, at least 147 "are clearly
stated to be civilian victims, 94 of those are said to be children."
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