1. Google+ Hangout

    Obama: Drones on a ‘Tight Leash’

    US President Barack Obama speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, January 30, 2012, during meetings with President Mikheil Saakashvili of Georgia.  AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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    President Obama would like to use the Google+ hangout to set the record straight: drones are not bad! On Monday, the president fielded questions in a video chat with Americans. Obama called a recent New York Times piece about surveillance drones in Iraq “overwritten,” and said that drones have not caused an unusual number of civilian casualties since they are a “targeted, focused effort.” The president added that the drone force was kept on a really “tight leash.”

    Read it at The Washington Post