Phillip Crawford and David R. Henderson have written "The Case Against Leon Panetta" at antiwar.com:
As director of the CIA, Mr. Panetta has been in charge of CIA programs that killed hundreds, if not thousands, of people in Pakistan.
According to the Dawn, Pakistan’s oldest and most widely read English-language newspaper, of the 44 Predator strikes carried out by U.S. drones in the tribal areas of Pakistan in 2009, only five were able to hit their actual targets, killing five key al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders, but at the cost of over 700 innocent civilians. For each al-Qaeda and Taliban terrorist killed by U.S. drones, 140 innocent Pakistanis also had to die.
In June 2009, a CIA drone fired a Hellfire missile that destroyed a “suspected militant hideout” in a border village in Pakistan, burying a family inside the ruins of the building. When rescuers rushed to help the injured, the hovering drone fired a second missile, killing 13 of those seeking to help the victims of the first strike. On the next day, a funeral procession for the dead was also hit, killing 80 civilians. The funeral attack was reportedly aimed at Tehreek-e Taliban Pakistan chief Baitullah Mehsud, though officials acknowledged that he was not killed in the salvo.
This is so cool because it shows that Democrats can be just as bad-ass and tough as Republicans while slaughtering thousands of overpopulated third-worlders in the bargain, right? PLUS! Just think of all those bereaved relatives of the victims pledging DEATH TO AMERICA! This will require more half-wit TSA agents who can then undress 95 year-old ladies in order to protect us from the new terror created by the drone strikes AND to create jobs to replace those lost by paying for unwinable wars. The miracle of democracy.