Authorization for the Use of Farce

A declining American military empire relies on increasingly flimsy legal justifications to attack foreign countries without provocation. Last year, Obama asserted that the 2001 Congressional Authorization for the Use of Military Force authorized him to launch airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, even though the AUMF related to Al Qaeda, an enemy of ISIS. Now Obama wants Congress to give him retroactive authorization, even while claiming he was right last year. Why not go even further to stretch logic?

2 thoughts on “Authorization for the Use of Farce

  1. Why stop there? The U.S. should attack Germany, Italy and Japan! History tells us they were once our enemies – after all a leopard can’t change its spots!

  2. I’m beginning to entertain the disturbing feeling, Ted, that with your creative foreign policy suggestions, you are angling for a prominent place in a future Clinton adminstration, should the gods this time decide to punish a sinful world with a conflagration, rather than a deluge. I understand that in these latter days, such a position would be far more remunerative than editorial cartooning, but please, say it ain’t so ! Secretaries of State we can easily do without, but not good cartoonists !…


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