As Congress pretends to restrain the already vast powers to wage war acceded to the executive branch we see further dereliction of duty resulting in shameful sorrows of empire and untold suffering abroad. A draft bill touted as reigning in the AUMF (authorization for use of military force) passed shortly after 9/11 in fact gives the executive branch an even greater blank check to wage war. In part, it allows the President to proclaim new enemies against whom any amount of force may be used, requiring two-thirds of Congress to reject that determination.
The AUMF that allows Presidents to initiate an “action” for a period of time before going to congress (or not), do not realize that in about 45 minutes a nuclear exchange could destroy most life on our planet, Not 30 days, or 90 days: 45 minutes.
“American people should see death on their doorstep, given the global slaughter wrought in their name.”
Only if their son or daughter has been drafted.
Want to end our nation constantly on a war footing?
Never again vote for Democrats or Republicans, the two most evil political parties.
Sorry, but in America today, insouciance is the name of the game! It really doesn’t matter how many millions of poor third worlders are murdered by the US military, the only way any American will actually care is if, for every such poor victim is killed, one American is also killed. You know the old eye for an eye!
civilization will just disappear.
Most human beings have been granted the Divine gifts of common sense and reason. Why does it always seem sorely lacking where it is needed most?