Tag: Libya

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.

War’s Unbelievable Price Tag »

Operation Odyssey Dawn—the bizarrely named military attack upon Libya—is a relatively small war. It is only because of this that Obama partisans are getting away with not calling it a war at all. It is indeed tiny compared to the operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. It pales in comparison to the great U.S. wars...
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Jon Stewart: Obama Launches Unconstitutional “Un”-War in Libya Without Congress »

“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.” —Senator Barack Obama, December 20, 2007 On March 19, 2011, the exact anniversary day of the beginning of the war in Iraq, Barack...
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Another Presidential War. Yawn. »

Americans need to snap out of it. As recently as Bill Clinton, there was at least some concern when the president of the United States began bombing a country without a congressional declaration of war or national debate. There was a lot of concern building up to Bush’s war in Iraq, but the mass...
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