Oh. Well. From now on then I'm sure we'll make sure we check all of our intelligence with the magic 8-ball to make sure that it is, in fact, correct before we go to war based on it. And we'll have the President hit the "Generate Only True Intelligence Assessments" button on his desk, just to triple-check.you don't go on false intelligence
You mean, like, "overthrow X regime and replace it with a government more to our liking"?and, when you do go to war, you go in all the way with a clear objective that everyone understands
Going into a conflict with Congressional authorization other than a DoW has a precedent reaching back to the Founding Fathers. We have the AUMF, which fully authorizes the President to engage in conflict beyond his 90 day window.You get a declaration of war, rather than side stepping the Constitution, and then go in to destroy the enemy.
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
And when the objective has been met, let's go home.
Just what was the objective in Iraq, anyway?
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
Neocons are on the rise again in the GOP. I would NOT be surprised if Jeb is talking to Rove and the others as we speak. Thank goodness Hillary will beat him. This nation can't take another Bush as President, we are just getting our stride back from the last one.
http://contextflorida.com/stephen-go...g-neocon-wars/Still pretending he’s undecided about running for president, Jeb recently outlined his “Doctrine” on foreign policy, a self-delusional repackaging of the failures of the Project for the New American Century and the Bush-Cheney Doctrine. Wannabe president Jeb will fight our foes anywhere he finds them – and promises actively to go looking. (Soon enough, he’ll be saying, “If you’re not with us, you’re against us.”) Predictably, before his applauding Cuban-American crowd in Coral Gables, Florida, Jeb proposed strengthening the 50-year failed embargo against Cuba. Of course, he’s for increased military spending, because it helps expand free trade and protects corporate interests, which is why we police the world in the first place. That ain’t doctrine. It’s just jive, designed to keep Dick Cheney’s heart transplant pumping.
Jeb appears to have taken the foreign affairs equivalent of Cialis to overcome an electoral dysfunction that could keep him out of the White House. When he announces and critics yell, “Iraq,” he’s decided that his best defense is to claim success in Bush Dynasty tradition and blame President Barack Obama for the mess George W. left him.
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I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK