Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Obama's Latest War Propaganda
On 60 Minutes this past Sunday, Our President essentially said this (paraphrased) about the current ISIS war: it's not really a war; instead, it's counter-terrorism. The unmitigated gall of the man finally has surpassed that of Dubya Bush & Dick Cheney...which I didn't think was possible. Mr. Obama, though I am loathe to lecture a President, I shall... simply because you appear to be in dire need of it.
You're not fooling us. We know full well that you recognize the following. When the military of one country crosses borders into other countries and then launches missiles and/or drops bombs, thus killing people and destroying infrastructure, that's known as war. Your attempt to sidestep the issue of your violating the U.S. Constitution by saying it's not really war is grossly pathetic. Incidentally, Mr. President, the NYT's editorial board & a Law Professor who wrote a Times Op-Ed piece agree that you are violating the Supreme Law of the Land. [The fact that the Times agrees is truly monumental.] Just so you know: we know that your latest war propaganda (it's not really a war) is BOGUS. The fact that you have a Constitutional Law background further convinces me that you, as well, know that it's bogus. [Anyone who needs more convincing might want to ask Glenn Greenwald (a former Constitutional Law attorney and present day Pulitzer-Prize-winning independent journalist) about it.]
As to Republicans at the highest levels in our Gov't, you should all be thoroughly ashamed of your lack of action relative to defending the Constitution. Oh, I'm sorry, I forgot: both branches (Democrats and Republicans) of the only major political party in the USA---the Mega Transnational Corporatist Party--- abandoned the Supreme Law of the Land decades ago. In spite of that (and because of that), you should all be thoroughly ashamed. You're all apparently putting the State-Corporate Complex ahead of We the People.
After WW II, when the name of the War Department was changed to the Defense Department, someone (I forget who) remarked: that's Gov't-Speak for--- from now on, all our wars will be aggressive (as opposed to defensive) and/or unconstitutional. That person was prophetically correct.
Lastly, as I pointed out in my previous post (with examples), no military can defeat a terrorist organization. History has proven that. [There may be an exception in the record.] Terrorists are criminals; terrorism is a Law Enforcement issue. In general, military personnel are not cops and shouldn't be expected to function as such. Recent illegal wars by the U.S. Fed Gov't serve the primary function of enriching huge, transnational corporations. That is so obvious that it's painful.
[Sidebar--- Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes, the journalist who interviewed President Obama, is one of the very, very few Corporate Media employees who exposes the Corporatocracy. Kudos to Mr. Kroft!]
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