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They tried to shut down the Young Avengers rather than train them properly.
They forced many super powered youngsters into joining the Initiative.
Then they created an "Academy" to deter potential villains -- through subterfuge.
They really do have a bit of a "good intentioned fluck ups" streak.
I won't even comment on their handling of the mutant population, as that tends to ignite a whole other fire of aggression.
"Um, blah, blah, blah. And, Girl Power. Feminism, d'you know what I mean?"
And they tried using Sentinals against Kang, though sadly it didn't work out too well.
And Justins Sentinel is working out pretty well. He proved no threat to the mutants at the Academy. Heck, some of them even ended up standing by him in the end. And I think that tells you something. Because Justins Sentinel acted more the most part in an acceptable manner, the mutants at the Academy were able to accept him. It understandably wouldn't easy and it wasn't overnight... but you got to the point where they literally defended it.
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The government has the things lying around anyways, and the US tax payers have likely spent billions of dollars desiging and creating them. If they have them, and they can be used to save lives, then you use them. I have said it before and I'll say it again, I'll take an offended mutant over dead body anyways.
And if you're of the belief that they should be destroyed, isn't that all the more reason to use them? Odds are many will be destroyed anyways at at least that way they're doing some good in the process. To me that's far more practical than just letting them sit around collecting dust, or spending the time and resources to destroy something that's likely already cost billions of dollars. Use the things to try and do some good, and if they're destroyed in the process then they're destroyed.
How are we defining Sentinals?
If we are defining them as mutant-hunting robots with a certain look then they should be banned as offensive.
If we are defining them as giant robots that kill enemies of thier states (like Tanks) then they won't be banned as long as they don't look like the old Sentinals, don't have the same intended purpose and good at what they do. I say this because there are several things that should be banned if we use the latter but aren't because they too useful. Most banned things aren't useful beyond spreading fear.
The sentinels have never done a whole lotta good one kids pet does not erase the millions of people these machines have slaughter...a vote for sentinels is support for the swastika, which by the look of the current main avengers book shouldn't surprise anyone
I'll say again, I think Justin's Sentinal for the most part has worked out pretty well. There are plenty of X-Men who have murdered more mutants (or people in general) than it. Even the mutants at AA ended up having it's back. To me that makes a pretty strong statement.