Re: As if
Before the 'selective' targeting there were fewer civilian deaths.
Bollocks! The "terrorist / civillian" ratio in the drone wars is about the same as the "nazi / civilian" ratio that granddad managed to achieve - using far less ressources and gobbledygook to justify it - dropping dumb bombs over Dresden and Hamburg.
If we wanted fewer civilian deaths we could hang a few of "our side" for the same warcrimes that we hung most of the losers for. I'd bet that would put some much needed discipline and professionalism into the war-"game".
The tragedy is that there is no personal nor any career risks to droning some 3'rd worlders so, why not?