Arlington VA July 3, 2016
Once again the Obama news machine aiming for his legacy is probably caught in a lie. As the LA Times says, there is considerable skepticism, and for good reasons. Let's look at some statistics from various organization, taking Pakistan as the example.
The Journal of Investigative Journalism produced a chart showing all forms of deaths from Drones during the last Bush Administration, and into the Obama Administration JUST FOR PAKISTAN.As you can easily see, the numbers add up to much more than the 116 claimed by the Obama people.
Just to be fair, this second chart contrasts the Journal, other organizations, and the official estimates on the ground by the Pakistan Government.
There are very obvious differences here, far beyond honest pessimism. Remember, this is just Pakistan-- you have to add in Iraq, Libya, and Syria, to even get close to the Obama Administration numbers, and even then the numbers appear even more ridiculous.
So much for 'minimizing civilian deaths.'