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Redefining War Downwards »

So let me get this straight. Obama is not in his actions in Libya violating the War Powers Resolution, passed in 1973, because Libya doesn’t count as a war? You can’t make this stuff up. It goes without saying that if Bush had done something so brazen, Obama and many of his other left-liberal...
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The House of Representatives Does the Right thing »

Once in a great, great while, one or both houses of Congress do the right thing. Even more rarely is something good passed with strong bipartisan support. Majorities in both parties in the House of Representatives have voted to defund the illegal Libya war. It will be interesting to see what comes of this.

War Costs Soar, and Yet More War Than We Bargained For »

Those hoping Obama would have been even slightly less belligerent than the last president must be truly disappointed now. I know I am. First, we learn the Libya war, where airstrikes have again intensified, is costing more than previously estimated. Not really much of a surprise. But the earlier Pentagon projection of $40 million...
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Democracy is Over-Rated »

Ever since Woodrow Wilson, who embroiled American troops in the mud of Flanders and contributed to the deaths of millions of soldiers in a global “war to end all wars”, U.S. presidents have, to greater or lesser extents, pursued the goal of making the world safe for democracy. That objective is a fool’s errand....
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Is the CIA Helping More al-Qaeda Associates? »

Obama has reportedly signed a secret order authorizing CIA operations in Libya, where the agency is there “to gather intelligence for military airstrikes and to contact and vet the beleaguered rebels battling Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s forces, according to American officials.” Al-Qaeda, a great enemy of the Libyan regime, has also offered assistance to these...
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Why They Hate Us »

Because the population stands by its government and war machine, despite years of continuing murder, torture and unspeakable spectacles of inhumanity like this. If you don’t have the stomach to see the photos, here’s a bit of prose from the Rolling Stone feature to digest: [A] review of internal Army records and investigative files...
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Charles Peña Critiques Obama’s War in Libya on Fox Business Channel »

Senior Fellow Charles V. Peña was interviewed by Judge Andrew Napolitano on Fox Business Channel’s “Freedom Watch” to critique President Barack Obama’s speech on and launching of U.S. military interventions in the war in Libya. See also Charles Peña’s new article on the war in Libya, “The Libya Folly”.

The Anti-Suffragette: War-Mongering Women’s Place Is Not in Power »

I would never have been a suffragette, and have rather been disappointed with women choosing to engage in the fundamentally anti-liberal realm of politics. I would have preferred seeing women holding and pursuing the more principled path of securing equal rights for everyone, protected against every infringement by the State. For I am thoroughly...
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Charles Peña to Reply to Obama on Libya: Freedom Watch on Fox Business Channel Tonight »

Set your DVRs or tune in live tonight when Independent Institute Senior Fellow Charles V. Peña joins Judge Andrew Napolitano to respond to President Barack Obama’s remarks on Libya. Mr. Peña is former Senior Fellow with the George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute, an adviser to the Straus Military Reform Project, co-author of...
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How to Garner Support for a War »

Start one. The day before Obama bombed Libya, 3/4 of Americans opposed U.S. intervention. Today, 60% of Americans favor it. A whopping shift of about 35%—meaning more than a third of Americans changed their minds about U.S. intervention, once the bombs began falling. Surreal.