Rational Nation USA
Purveyor of Truth
Thank you Senator Rand Paul. You, like your father before you, understands we should be engaging in military action only when there exists a direct threat to the United States of America and only when the Congress of the United States approves of such action.
There is a reasons our Founding Fathers warned against foreign entanglement. Reasons that obviously have escaped the understanding of present day politicians and demagogues. Simply put, todays neocons have effectively trashed the notion that there are simply things the USA has no GD'ed business in sticking it's nose into.
By sticking our nose (along with the nose of Great Britain) into the affairs of sovereign middle eastern nations to further our own "self interests" is precisely the reason the world faces the global terrorist threat it does today.
This president has now been at war longer than any other in history. That must end.
“President Obama came into office seven years ago pledging to end the wars of his predecessor, George W. Bush,” the New York Times reported this month. “On May 6, with eight months left before he vacates the White House, Mr. Obama passed a somber, little-noticed milestone: He has now been at war longer than Mr. Bush, or any other American president.”
In his last months in office, you would think President Obama might be trying to wind down these seemingly never ending and growing series of wars. You would be wrong.
President Obama said he was ending the War in Afghanistan, but he had to expand it before he could end it; and yet it has not ended. Together Bush and Obama have now spent more than $100 billion on nation-building in Afghanistan, and still many doubt the ability of the Afghan government to stand on its own two feet.
While our bridges crumble here at home, President Obama continues the cycle of bombing and then replacing their infrastructure
He brags of ending the Iraq war, but the war there hasn’t ended. The enemy has just changed names. Combat troops have slowly grown.
Air wars and “advisors” are now in Syria and Iraq. Last month the President declared he was sending 250 Special Operations Forces to Syria. Who goes to war with 250 soldiers?
President Obama spent $500 million to train 250 Syrian “moderates.” He proceeded to send ten of them into battle and they were captured within ten minutes and stripped of millions of dollars in weapons. Who sends ten soldiers to war?
“Mr. Obama, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 and spent his years in the White House trying to fulfill the promises he made as an antiwar candidate,” the New York Times continued, will “have a longer tour of duty as a wartime president than Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon or his hero Abraham Lincoln.”
Remember “change?” Remember a candidate who said, “Yes we can?”
Well, no, Mr. President, you didn’t.
Then candidate Obama’s stated views on both war and the constitutional separation of war powers were among the few things I liked and admired about his policies.
But he has abandoned every shred of them...
Perhaps the foregoing is exactly why HRC is having difficultly distinguishing herself from the rest of the pack. Just sayin...
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