Rogue : "Going into so called friendly countries like Afghanistan "In this case, I somewhat agree with Colon Powell. But I would rather the CIA do it and let the military strikes supporting soldiers in the field.
Going into so called friendly countries like Afghanistan is more a CIA thing. In fact I would rather have had the CIA do the UBL raid.
Military should conduct drone strikes: Powell: May 25, 2013
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch)— U.S. drone strikes should be conducted by the military, not the Central Intelligence Agency, and limited to targets that present a real immediate threat to the U.S., former Secretary of State Colin Powell said, according to a report Saturday.
According to an interview on Bloomberg TV, Powell, a retried U.S. Army general, said the unmanned, remotely controlled airplanes are a very effective weapon, but they need to be used in a more “circumscribed” manner to make sure the U.S. is focusing on the most high-value targets that represent a real immediate threat to Americans.
Powell, 76, was secretary of state for President George W. Bush from 2001-2005. The retired four-star Army general was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1989-1993 during the first Persian Gulf War and earlier was, while serving in the Army, President Reagan’s national security adviser from 1987-1989.
A friendly country, Afghanistan? Pardon me? Next thing we know, you'll be labelling Pakistan another friendly country.