Fmr CIA Deputy Director: Drones Do Radicalize But “No Other Alternative”

Washington, D.C.- Drones are “the most effective” weapon the US has in the war against terrorism, and while collateral damage does occur, “propaganda” makes it seem far worse than it actually is, according to former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell.

Morell sat down with Ben Swann to discuss drones, as well as a wide range of national security issues, including Iraqi WMDs and the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

Morell tells Swann that the information the CIA had gathered on Saddam Hussein prior to the Iraq war was convincing but unfortunately was dated.  Morell goes on to say that the CIA did warn the Bush Administration that there was no link between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda and that it was the office of Vice President Dick Cheney who pushed the CIA to find a link between the two.

In the interview with Morell, Swann asks about the Seymour Hersh article on the killing of Osama bin Laden.  It is in that conversation that Swann asks a question Morell is unwilling to answer.