What a few thousand dead foreigners when the prestige of our Ruling Class is at stake?

Pearl Harbor was a limited air strike with no boots on the ground.  Therefore not an act of war.

Come to think of it, so was 9/11.  Sure there were civilian casualities.  But what we learned from our own harvest of 116,000 Iraqi civilian casualties and a skyrocketing Iraqi birth defect rate due to our gift of depleted uranium is that civilian casualties are something to shrug off when you are Sending a Message or working for the Greater Good.  It’s so *good* to see the US and her “enemies” thinking in exactly the same way.

  • ivan_the_mad

    Pat asks the usual hard questions: http://buchanan.org/blog/america-says-beltway-war-5868

    “How many Syrians should we kill to restore the credibility of Barack Obama? How many Syrians should we kill to impress upon Iran how resolute we are? How many Syrians should we kill to reassure nervous allies that Uncle Sam will forever come fight their wars for them?”

  • Stu

    The way the Founders set up the Constitution initially had some wisdom embedded in terms of things like this. At one time, we had a Department of War (Army) and a Department of the Navy. This allowed the President the ability to use the Navy & Marine Corps for limited engagements that would not be able to progress into full out war given the size and mission scope of the maritime services. If he really wanted to go to war and get the Army involved, Congress had to weigh in. Pretty difficult to employ the “War Department” without declaring War.

  • kmk1916

    The depleted Uranium dust article makes me sick. I had no idea. God help us. Lord, have mercy.
    THanks for the cartoon, that about sums it up.

    • Mike

      I live in Serbia. They have a several hundred percent increase in cancer since NATO bombed them in 1999. I forget the exact number. I was speaking with a Serb the other day whose sister is a doctor. They’ve mostly had “mild” cancers, lymphoma and that sort of thing. In a few more years they are expecting the nasty stuff to hit.

  • Ruaidrí Ó Domhnaill

    Please, fix the headline!!!


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