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Obama victory infuriates Pakistani drone victimes

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Wheylous Posted: Fri, Nov 9 2012 9:24 AM

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/08/us-usa-campaign-pakistan-idUSBRE8A70A020121108

Analysts say anger over the unmanned aircraft may have helped the Taliban gain recruits, complicating efforts to stabilize the unruly border region between Pakistan and Afghanistan. That could also hinder Obama's plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan in 2014.

Obama authorized nearly 300 drone strikes in Pakistan during his first four years in office, more than six times the number during the administration of George W. Bush, according to the New America Foundation policy institute.

Since 2004, a total of 337 U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan have killed between 1,908 and 3,225 people.

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cab21 replied on Fri, Nov 9 2012 9:27 AM

they would have loved romney

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True, Romney probably would have continued the drone campaign. But it has certainly become Obama's trademark in the past few years, especially coming from the supposed 'peace' candidate.

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cab21 replied on Fri, Nov 9 2012 3:05 PM

romney is the one that says he likes war, so i would have expected him to increase it.

romney is the one that thinks we need the most expensive and imperialistic military in the world.

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