The confirmation of John Brennan to be the new director of the CIA has caused a stir. Senators led by Kentucky Republican Rand Paul attacked the Obama administrations use of drone strikes.
Paul said "to be bombed in your sleep? There is nothing American about that." The civilian casualty list is central to the use of drones. Why? The majority of the public believes that drones can precisely kill, when that is not the case.
Senators have been pressuring the Obama administration for an explanation in their use of extrajudicial measures to execute targets.
Drone attacks have been fraught with many casualties.