Napoleon's Baubles: Drone Strikes Now Come With Your Own Souvenir Flag

by
Abby Zimet

Despite U.S. claims that civilian deaths from drone strikes are “exceedingly rare,” leaked Pakistani data reveal a high civilian death toll - one in five victims, with over 12% children. But to make us all feel better, the Air Force  has begun a commemorative flag-flying program offering a Stars and Stripes that flew tucked into the drone’s fuselage as an exclusive souvenir, complete with personalized certificate and details on the mission, to visitors or "lucky recipients." People are said to love them. John Prine is right on as always.

Napoleon Bonaparte: “It is with such baubles that men are led.”

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