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Drones have killed 4,700, U.S. senator says
By Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News | The Ticket

Just how many people have America’s drones killed? Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has put the death toll at 4,700—the first time an American official has publicly put a precise figure on the impact of strikes by unmanned aerial vehicles. The South Carolina lawmaker’s office said he was citing an estimate already discussed on cable television.

Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, used the figure during a question and answer session on Tuesday with the Rotary Club of Easley in his home state of South Carolina. His remarks were first reported by the Easley Patch.

“We’ve killed 4,700,” the lawmaker said. “Sometimes you hit innocent people, and I hate that, but we’re at war, and we’ve taken out some very senior members of al-Qaida.”

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3 Comments to “US drones have killed 4,700 (“some innocent,” says Lindsey Graham, “and I hate that”)”

  • I guessing since it’s Republican (Graham), there is a partisan bent to this. If there was a Republican President doing all these reprehensible drone strikes, he wouldn’t “hate” it as much, or at all.

  • Obviously.

    Just as it’s okay with Democrats when THIS president does what Bush/Cheney did, and even worse.

    When it’s your side doing wrong, somehow it’s not wrong.

  • If Graham’s buddy, John McCain won the Presidential election in 2008, I’m betting that he would “love” drone strikes in spite of the innocent casualties. Hopefully the left will wake up from their slumber- it seems like more and more people are, but still not quickly enough.

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