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Secret Wars and No Accountability: 5 Reasons Why 2013 Is Already Year of the Drone

Obama's promise to end a decade of war is far from honest.

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“That’s the basis for our film, and our campaign, which will be making clear to people that there is not only a human toll, but there’s a moral toll and there’s a security toll. As [Pakistani politician and critic of drone strikes] Imran Khan said to me, ‘yes there were a hundred fanatics in the Waziristan area, but with your drone policy now you have a million people who have a deep hatred for the United States because they’ve had family members killed.’ Our film, in the tradition of other films we’ve done, will be both investigative and also be something that people can screen and organize around. It can inform and can make clear the multiple problems with the drone policy.”

Greenwald remains hopeful that the tide of public opinion, which is still in favor of drone strikes, can be turned around. “Yes there’s a lot of support for it right now, but I think that there’s a lot of work ahead. I think we can expose not just drones, but as with Afghanistan, the notion that you are safer by invading, occupying or assassinating,” he said.

People crave information, crave investigation and crave some factual analysis...How can you stand up and say that there’s no collateral damage, and there’s 178 children who have been killed?”

Alex Kane is AlterNet's New York-based World editor, and an assistant editor for Mondoweiss. Follow him on Twitter @alexbkane.

 
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