Saying Obama launched ten times more drones than Bush is like saying that the British Army relies far more on guns and bullets than it did during Agincourt. A new weapon with greater precision is available. Of course it will see increased use. Would drone critics prefer us to carpet-bomb any area suspected of hiding terrorists?
No, actually what I think they’d like is for us to have no effective way of countering terrorists. Some of them, I’m convinced, want terrorists to be able to get their way by force.