Don't Mention the W Word
May 21, 2011
In an effort to satisfy those arguing he needs to seek congressional authorization to continue US military activity in accordance with the War Powers Resolution, President Obama wrote a letter to congressional leaders this afternoon suggesting that the role is now so “limited” he does not need to seek congressional approval.
Why don't these dumb Americans leave Obama alone? Really, who doesn't like a little kinetic action?
One merely wonders how a military target being clearly defined or in support of a coalition effort makes bombing it any less an act of war.
In every theory of warfare since the Peace of Westphalia, sending an armed man into another country without that country's prior permission is an act of war. Obama can't be stupid or ignorant enough not to know that. But hey, it's not wrong when he does it, right? Right?
Richard Nixon, call your office!
Posted by: Francis W. Porretto | May 22, 2011 at 05:30 AM