Drones and Illegality
Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar asserts that U.S. drones for the purpose of killing terrorists is legitimate, though she observes that “As the drones fly over the territory of Pakistan, it becomes an American war and the whole logic of this being our fight, in our own interest, is immediately put aside and again it is a war imposed on us.” She goes on to argue that the current strategy is illegal. The reason for so much anti-Americanism in Pakistan, she says, can be defined in one word: drones. But is it possible to pursue terrorists without casualties? U.S. history in previous years reveal this to be an impossible strategy.