Tutu Compares Drones to Apartheid

Desmond Tutu does not approve of President Obama’s drone program. In a letter to The New York Times titled "Drones, Kill Lists and Machiavelli," the Nobel Peace Prize laureate says he is “deeply, deeply disturbed” by the idea that only drone strikes against American citizens might get a judicial review. “Would your Supreme Court really want to tell humankind that we, like the slave Dred Scott in the 19th century, are not as human as you are?” he asks. “I used to say of apartheid that it dehumanized its perpetrators as much as, if not more than, its victims. Your response as a society to Osama bin Laden and his followers threatens to undermine your moral standards and your humanity.”