By Andrew P. Napolitano
The president's men trash the Constitution to pursue antagonists
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Pakistan complained this week to U.S. Ambassador Richard Olson about reports that President Obama plans to increase drone strikes against terrorist targets, which the foreign minister condemned as "counterproductive" and other lawmakers denounced as a violation of national sovereignty.
Over a dozen Pakistani air force planes have crashed in roughly the past 18 months, raising concerns about the health of an aging fleet that officials are struggling to upgrade because of a lack of funds.
Sen. Mushahid Hussain, chairman of the Senate Defense Committee, cited news reports that Mr. Obama plans to increase the use of the unmanned aerial strikes, which have killed hundreds of suspected terrorists and an unknown number of civilians.
If he ordered an expansion of the drone attacks, Mr. Obama would be contradicting remarks in his inaugural address in which he promised an end to "perpetual war," Mr. Hussain warned.