The only intel that is usually received is that some high value target was going to be there.
That's not sufficient intel for a super power to drop a bomb on someone then; especially someone who really poses no real tangible threat.
Mistakes are made and perhaps too often.
Made too often, and admitted too rarely. Mistakes are usually rationalized. In this very thread we have an appeal to Sun Tzu and an argument that we must attack them where they are weak and that its entirely justified to bomb civilian weddings... somehow.
because their physical bravery is put to the use of evil.
Few conflicts should be framed in terms of 'good' and 'evil'. They have many very legitimate grievances; and they have committed many terrible actions. Same applies to us.
In any case framing them as 'evil' in a thread about us drone striking weddings comes across as pretty oblivious.
You can't call a drone pilot a physical coward in the same way.
I don't. I call the US government cowardly. The people setting the policy and calling the shots. Not the people literally taking them. I don't think drone pilots are cowards, or unnecessary.
But I do think strikes against civilian targets in foreign countries without a declaration of war ... well...
I'm sure you can imagine what we'd call drone strikes against American soldiers attending weddings perpetrated by North Korea...