Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) told an India-based news agency that the Obama administration's policy of unmanned drone strikes against Taliban and al-Qaeda positions in Pakistan is leading the U.S. "into an area of unaccountability that leads to blowback, where we actually lose friends, where we help inspire anti-American sentiments and fanaticism and radicalism."
Kucinich, speaking to Asian News International, stressed his opposition to the strikes, which began under the Bush administration, and branded them as counterproductive.
In 2008, Kucinich denounced the Bush policy -- which has continued unabated under Obama -- as "playing with fire" and "violating
international law by invading yet another nation which has not attacked
the United States."
Pakistan has protested the drone strikes, saying that it supports the fight against terrorists but wants control over the U.S. drone technology.