They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Obama defies own rules re war powers, but that was 2007

Obama is at this minute 'working the phones' to drum up support for his catastrophic misreading of the middle east and his apparent intention to 'unilaterally' take the decision to drop bombs on Syria - like any peace prize winner would want to do in the circumstances (rather than, for instance, reach out to Iran and any other party on the planet who might assist a genuine desire to bring hostilities to an end).
When he was running for president in 2007, Obama, a former constitutional law professor, told reporter Charlie Savage that "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." That was an accurate description of U.S. law. Link