From Hiroshima/Nagasaki to drones
|Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Killing 129,000 people|
Seems to me that our country's use of air power has moved dramatically away from targeting civilians, from the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki; the fire-bombing of Tokyo earlier in 1945 ("Almost 16 square miles in and around the Japanese capital were incinerated, and between 80,000 and 130,000 Japanese civilians were killed in the worst single firestorm in recorded history"); the bombing of German cities during World War 2, and the free-fire zones in Vietnam to the present much more precise drone strikes, which shows that the United States is trying hard to not kill civilians. Seems like progress to me.
Of course the Islamic terrorists---for some reason the media prefers calling them "militants"---hate our drone strikes, as do those who apparently see the United States as the Bad Guy, like the folks at Code Pink.