Let Me Get This Straight…

In the midst of revelations exposing the worst violations of our 1st and 4th Amendment rights in the nation’s history, the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize is, for the third time in his presidency, authorizing military aid and action in a country in which we have no direct interest and without consulting either Congress or the UN. This military action is coming in the form of weapons and air support for a group allied with terrorist forces we are fighting all around the globe, and which were responsible for 9/11 and countless other atrocities. This particular plucky Rebel Alliance have massacred villagers, targeted and killed Christians, and publicly executed a teenager in front of his family for making a joke about Islam. This military aid is triggering responses from Russia, which will probably step up its arms shipments to Syria, and Iran, which is sending at least 4,000 soldiers to assist the Syrian government. This, of course, will merely increase the chaos and bloodshed and lead us into a proxy war with Iran, which is what Iran wants.

Say what you will about Bush’s misbegotten military adventures, but at least he didn’t abuse the War Powers Resolution in pursuing them. Obama’s military moves against the governments of Libya, Egypt, and Syria are, in fact, illegal, and in the first two cases have led to the ascendancy of the very militants we’re fighting against. In Libya, it led to the first murder of a US Ambassador since 1979 and three others, and the ensuing coverup by an administration that willfully lied to the American people in order to win an election.

We are being led by fools. And we have learned nothing.

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