Friday, April 8, 2011

Yeah, I know it's a cliche'.

Is this the hope, or the change?
The Obama Justice Department produced a 14-page document Thursday justifying President Obama’s war in Libya. The document claims: “The President had the constitutional authority to direct the use of military force in Libya because he could reasonably determine that such use of force was in the national interest.”

The Justice memo fully embraces the President Bush administration view of Executive Power and directly contradicts then-Senator Obama’s 2007 statement 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.” On March 27th, Obama’s Defense Secretary admitted that Libya did not pose an actual or imminent threat to the United States and “was not a vital national interest to the United States.”
Meet the new boss...

The sad part of all this is that nothing will change in two years. No more than anything changed two years ago. Jimmy Carter was voted in as a reaction to Nixon/Ford, and that was the last time an American president actually tried to swim against the political tide. That poor silly fool actually tried to change things, and it destroyed him. And what was his last effective action? Dead soldiers in Iran - what a surprise. Then we got Reagan (Lebanon/Libya/Panama/Grenada), who 'great communicated' the country to stop worrying and start loving the military-industrial complex again. Followed by that worthless apparatchik Bush I (Kuwait/Iraq), and couldn't-keep-it-in-his-pants Clinton (Iraq,sorta/Yugoslavia), and where-the-hell-did-this-rube-come-from Bush II (Afghanistan/Iraq), and now Obama (Libya/TBD).

Here's another cliche': "The more things change..."

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