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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Just to keep things clear

The Constitution explicitly grants the power to Declare War to Congress. Article I, Sect. 8

The Congress shall have Power ..
To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;
Now, remember that this power is granted to Congress, not either the House or the Senate. This means that BOTH chambers of Congress must debate the issue and agree with the necessity by not less than a majority in both chambers - 218 in the House and 51 in the Senate. What do you want to bet that when Obama fails to show that we shouldn't randomly bomb a country that hasn't attacked us, and poses no strategic importance to the US, the MSM immediately starts blaming the Republicans, rather than the idiot who wants us to go to war? (And who else wants to put down money that someone nominates him for another Nobel Peace Prize when he DOESN'T go to war?)

Let's pretend that we actually had a dog in this fight, just so that we can discuss the issue...Which side are we supposed to be assisting? We have two sides to choose from: 1) the side that used the chemical weapons, and 2) the side that is made up of the Muslim Brotherhood and its assorted anti-Western terrorist cliques. This is a lose-lose-lose if the US gets involved. (Not to mention the fact that Reagan had a bigger fucking coalition invading Grenada than Obama has for going into Syria.)
What we should really do is airdrop in a shitload of AKs and ammo, then seal the borders for not less than five years. No one gets out (no planes, no cars, no trucks, no people - turn back ALL of them), and only food goes in. When things have settled down, we will go in and see what options will serve us best going forward. If no option looks good, we seal the borders again for another five years. And then another, if need be.

I see not a single reason to hazard a single US service member to support what was basically Obama shooting off his lip during a moment when his teleprompter was down, and then having to blow something up so as to not appear weak. Especially when the whole world sees him as weak anyway.

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