But among many liberal and protest groups that sort of sentiment is rare. “I am just astounded at the general acceptance of this nomination,” said Medea Benjamin, a co-founder of protest group Code Pink and author of a book on drones called Drone Warfare. Benjamin has spent time in Pakistan examining the impact of the strikes on the local population, and said that the programme’s biggest problem was not that it was illegal or immoral but that it was also ineffective in protecting American interests. “It is the best recruiting tool for al-Qaida and the Taliban. The hatred for it is visceral there,” she said.

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