Wow, how naive are people really?
German government plans to buy some Predator drones from the US - and the opposition in parliament (social democrats, green party, socialists) cries havoc and sees German troops on a rampage against civilians.
So far German troops in Afghanistan only have access to a Israeli surveillance drone and almost no own air support (very few Tiger helicopters). The French-German Euro drone will be ready around 2020, so we need some system for the meantime.
Don't those people see that this system would not primarily used to hunt down terrorists, but to give our soldiers the air support they do not have now without the help of our allies (mostly US & British planes). I say if the parliament decides to send troops, we must do everything to keep them alive and return them home after the mission is done.