Medea Benjamin endorsement of We Kill Because We Can

‘In We Kill Because We Can, Laurie Calhoun poses worrisome questions that our government should be forced to answer, such as how an unarmed person can pose an imminent threat, and whether drones have inspired more terrorist attacks than they have prevented. Calhoun also makes some very searing but well-reasoned analogies between our government and the mafia; Bush, Obama and bin Laden; and targeted killings as simply assassinations. The book forces the reader to question our government’s policies in terms of efficacy, adherence to law and, most painfully, moral grounds. It is a clarion call to reverse course if we ever want to see an end to our military adventures abroad and what the author refers to as our “single-minded obsession with lethality as a solution to conflict”. Read it and act!’

          –Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK for Peace and author of Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control