Skip to comments.Kerry Defends President Obama's Unilateral War-Making in Libya
Posted on 01/27/2013 10:33:09 AM PST by John Semmens
Forty years ago, John Kerry, currently a Democratic senator from Massachusetts and President Obama's nominee to take over as Secretary of State, denounced US bombing of Cambodia. More recently, he has excused President Obama's bombing of Libya.
How are these two instances different? Senator Rand Paul (R-Ken) asked at Kerry's confirmation hearing. Weren't both acts of war taken without Congressional authority? Doesn't the Constitution vest the war-making power in Congress?
The issue is a complex one with many nuances, Kerry replied. In an effort to simplify it for you, let me point out that the bombing of Cambodia took place in a war that I already opposed. It was ordered by then President Nixon, who as it turns out, was a criminal that would've gone to prison if it weren't for President Ford's pardon.
In contrast, the bombing in Libya was ordered by a Nobel Prize winning President Obama, Kerry pointed out. Since President Obama is a credentialed man of peace his actions carry a patina of legitimacy that goes beyond the strictures of one nation's Constitution. He is clearly a 'man for all seasons' and justifiably, in my opinion, cannot be restrained from using his superior wisdom to resolve international disputes.
That the intervention ordered by Obama may have contributed to strengthening al-Qaeda in Libya and leading to the later assassination of Ambassador Stevens was brushed aside as an unforeseen series of unfortunate events by Senator Kerry. Who could have predicted such an outcome? When even the best minds at the Department of State are stumped who are we to second guess them?
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"WE came! WE saw! HE DIED!!!" - Sec. of Hate Hillary Clinton.
The so-called anti-war movement are lying hypocrites and intellectually dishonest.
Anti-War movements just believe we are fighting on the wrong side.
J Kerry, was he in Viet Nam, or the Adams Family?
Our new S.O.S - Lurch Nuance.
Nice one, John.
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