Drone Strikes, David Petraeus, Clinton Money Troubles

A US drone strike targeting an al Qaeda compound in January accidentally killed two innocent hostages. Are these kinds of mistakes inherent to war? "There is no system of security that is foolproof and perfect," says former Department of Homeland Security official Juliette Kayyem. A New York Times analysis about the history of the program says we've gotten it wrong more than we've gotten it right. Four Star General David Petreaus, who commanded military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, is sentenced to two years probation and $100,000 fine for sharing classified information with his biographer and mistress. Was that an appropriate punishment? Juliette Kayeem and Bob Scheer consider it a too-light slap on the wrist. The Clinton Foundation is under fire for accepting money from an organization that sold uranium mining companies to a Russian nuclear agency. Is this a security concern? Should the Clintons be accepting money from foreign donors? A New York magazine article by Jonathan Chait says the Clintons have been disorganized and greedy.

Josh Barro (New York Times) moderates from the Center. On the Left is Robert Scheer (TruthDig.com). Rich Lowry (National Review) is on the Right. Juliette Kayyem (Harvard Kennedy School, former Assistant Secretary at the Department of Homeland Security) is our special guest.

Photo: US Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, then-commander of Multi-National Force – Iraq, briefs reporters at the Pentagon April 26, 2007, on his view of the current military situation in Iraq. (Robert D. Ward/US Defense Department)