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The American Tomahawks have been launched. Congressional approval of the action against Libya is as easy to find as hen’s teeth. Mick Jagger is writing a song about the President called “sweet neo-con” (oh wait, only Republicans can be neo-cons).
Good thing a Peace Prize winner is in charge.
Who can forget his beautiful words on limiting presidential war powers that gave us such hope for change to finally come to the way America waged war, like this:
The president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation. —December 20, 2007
Now let me be clear: I suffer no illusions about Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal man. A ruthless man. A man who butchers his own people to secure his own power. The world, and the Iraqi people would be better off without him. But I also know that Saddam poses no imminent and direct threat to the United States, and that in concert with the international community he can be contained until, in the way of all petty dictators, he falls away into the dustbin of history. –March 27, 2007
I think the first question is whether we should have gone into the war in the first place. Six years ago, I opposed this war because I said that not only did we not know how much it was going to cost, what our exit strategy might be, how it would affect our relationships around the world, & whether our intelligence was sound, but also because we hadn’t caught bin Laden. –Septmeber 26, 2008
Or this gem about priorities:
What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war….What I am opposed to is the attempt by political hacks like Karl Rove to distract us from a rise in the uninsured, a rise in the poverty rate, a drop in the median income. –October 2, 2002
Oh and here is a glimpse into the money you and I will be expected to spend later on:
We have to have humanitarian aid now. We also have two-and-a-half million displaced people inside of Iraq and several million more outside of Iraq. We should be ramping up assistance to them right now. But I always reserve the right, in conjunction with a broader international effort, to prevent genocide or any wholesale slaughter than might happen inside of Iraq or anyplace else. –February 11, 2008
Barack Obama – He’s George Bush with a Peace Prize.Published in