There Must Be Accountability for U.S. Drone Strikes

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, heralded as the leading authority for drone-strike casualty numbers by the recent report entitled Living Under Drones by Stanford and NYU researchers, reports 178 children have died in Yemen and Pakistan as a result of U.S. drone strikes. War Costs has produced a video and report on the topic. 

Please consider joining us in our appeal to leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives to reintroduce H. Res. 819,  which calls for more accountability and transparency for U.S. Drone policy.

Speaker Boehner and Minority Leader Pelosi, 

H. Res. 819 calls for the release of the legal justification of U.S. drone strikes that have killed civilians in targeted areas, as numerous reports have detailed. 

Please reintroduce this bill to the House floor this month, as too much of U.S. government's drone policy is kept secret from Congress and the American people.

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  • Zain Awan
    signed 2013-05-23 06:04:04 -0700
  • Alan Dove
    signed 2013-05-23 05:28:02 -0700
  • Rebecca Ritchie
    signed 2013-05-23 04:44:41 -0700
  • Ethan Hattendorf
    signed 2013-05-23 04:43:42 -0700
  • Dave Hey
    signed 2013-05-23 04:20:39 -0700
  • Stephen Butcher
    signed 2013-05-23 03:51:46 -0700
  • Tessa Fleing
    signed 2013-05-23 03:36:12 -0700
    Destroy the weapons, not the people.
  • fecioru florin
    signed 2013-05-23 03:31:16 -0700
    Is crime done under the cover of an illegal war without consequence?
  • the du Buisson
    signed 2013-05-23 01:06:54 -0700
    What the hell is going on?

    Shocking!! NO excuses…

    Nothing warrants the death of innocent children, and all you are doing is perpetuating and legitimizing a retaliation. Spiraling world turmoil into a Catch-22 situation.

    Stop it.

    “178 children have died”
  • Megan Gilbertson
    signed 2013-05-23 01:03:01 -0700
    Children in other countries are no different then children in your own family. Treat them both the same; with respect, love, and kindness.
  • Dave Turner
    signed 2013-05-23 00:31:15 -0700
    There is only one way to evaluate this. If another country were killing civilians in the USA, by any means, for any reason at all, would that be OK?

    If not, then this is only happening because the USA has the power and a bullying mentality.
  • Edith Williams
    signed 2013-05-22 23:33:51 -0700
  • Sara Todd
    signed 2013-05-22 23:32:40 -0700
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  • David Sommerville
    signed 2013-05-22 23:26:31 -0700
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  • Amy Stults
    signed 2013-05-22 22:05:41 -0700
  • Chance Rearden
    signed 2013-05-22 21:42:08 -0700
    We are creating multiple generations of people that will hate us, and seek to do us harm. That’s not on them, that’s on us. We started the war under false pretenses, we invaded two countries that had nothing to do with 9/11, and now were killing people at weddings, killing children, and untold other innocents with drones. We are the terrorist to the people of Iraq & Afghanistan, and if they did the same to us we’d wipe them off the face of the planet. We are the schoolyard bullies X 1,000. All in the name of oil, and if you believe that it’s for any other reason, you’re deluding yourselves.
  • Daniel Sanchez
    signed 2013-05-22 21:28:33 -0700
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    signed 2013-05-22 20:56:27 -0700
  • Jill Freedman
    signed 2013-05-22 20:56:00 -0700

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