Another Potential Quagmire on the Horizon

Disregarding American public sentiment — weariness of years of war in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya and robust drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia — President Barack Obama is now involving the United States in another potential quagmire, this time in Central Africa. At the urging of humanitarian groups, he is dispatching about 100 U.S. … Continue reading “Another Potential Quagmire on the Horizon”

Republicans Bungle War-Powers Pushback

Although John Boehner, speaker of the House of Representatives, laudably sent a recent letter to President Barack Obama suggesting the possibility of a violation of the War Powers Resolution in the attack on Libya, he was 90 days too late. Obama’s violation did not occur this past weekend, but when the first American aircraft attacked … Continue reading “Republicans Bungle War-Powers Pushback”

The War on the Word ‘War’

Nobody seems to have noticed, but in the nearly two and a half years of the Obama administration at least three commonplace phrases of the George W. Bush era have slipped into oblivion: “regime change,” “shock and awe,” and “imperial presidency.” The war in Libya should remind us of just how appropriate they remain. By … Continue reading “The War on the Word ‘War’”

Enabling a Future American Dictator

Click to listen to Rep. Ron Paul deliver this address. These are truly troubling days for liberty in the United States. Last week, the 60-day deadline for the president to gain congressional approval for our military engagement in Libya under the War Powers Resolution came and went. The media scarcely noticed. The bombings continued. We … Continue reading “Enabling a Future American Dictator”