Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Matthew Rothchild: On War, Obama More Like Bush Every Day

By Matthew Rothschild on September 11, 2014

Here we go again.

Another President waging war without Congressional authorization, as required by the Constitution, and without U.N. Security Council approval, as required by international law.

Another President asserting, "I have the authority" to wage war unilaterally, including in Syria. (And this President has done it before, remember, in Libya, to horrible effect.) Obama said he would "welcome Congressional support," but he doesn't need it.

Actually, he said the same thing a little over a year ago when he threatened to bomb Syria to overthrow Assad. Now he's going to bomb Syria to attack Assad's chief enemy.

Another President expanding the number of U.S. servicemen and women in harm's way. Obama asked for 475 more, bringing the total up to about 1,600.

Another President cobbling together a flimsy coalition of the willing, or in Obama's terms, "a broad coalition of partners."

Another President talking about America, the Superior, and what a "burden" (Rudyard Kipling, come in please) it is for the United States to "lead" the world.

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JG: President Jimmy Carter called it the right way a few months ago: "USA is the biggest war-monger nation in the world today."

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