“The same person who attacked my home has gotten re-elected. Since yesterday, the pressure on my brain has increased. I remember all of the pain again.”
Mohammad Rehman Khan, a 28-year-old Pakistani whose father, three brothers, and nephew were all killed in a U.S. drone aircraft attack a month after Obama first took office. His statement was reported by Reuters in a piece titled, "Obama victory infuriates Pakistani drone victims":
In his re-election campaign, Obama gave no indication he would halt or alter the drone program, which he embraced in his first term to kill al Qaeda and Taliban militants in Pakistan and Afghanistan without risking American lives.
Drone strikes are highly unpopular among many Pakistanis, who consider them a violation of sovereignty that cause unacceptable civilian casualties.