…majority support for drone strikes may be fragile precisely because they put civilians at risk. But support is unlikely to soften if there is no one to lead the opposition. And when Republicans like Graham are saying that drone strikes against terrorists are “one of the highlights of President Obama’s first term,” I wouldn’t expect opposition leaders to emerge any time soon.
That’s the conclusion of my latest post at Wonkblog, drawing in particular on this survey experiment by James Igoe Walsh. The post is here.