as long as Congress doesn’t change (or be forced to change) the unconstitutional “War Powers Act”, a narcissistic ignorant ill-advised malevolent megalomanic like Obama can unliterally order our military to commit acts of war for any reason he cooks up, for 60 days, without any further authorization
this will occur as long as democrats put party above nation and the GOP wobbles, waivers, eats their young, and sends sternly worded letters
Obama sent Congress a draft resolution authorizing use of force to take out Syrias facilities for weapons of mass destruction, including chemical weapons. The WH "said" they had budgeted $50 billion PER DAY for the Syrian incursion.
Hmmmmmm.....weapons of mass destruction?. That sounds awfully familiar. Oh, yes.......the $50 billion Iraq strike that ended up costing US taxpayers trillions.
Remember, Bush estimated the Iraq strike would cost $50-60 billion.......then Bush fired Larry Lindsey because Lindsay dared to say the war might cost more like $100 billion. FAST FORWARD Iraq and Afghanistan today total about $3 TRILLION.
AS FREEPER SICKOFLIBS POSTED: 3/27/03 testimony before a Senate Appropriations Hearing
<><> Rumsfeld: " I don't believe that the United States has the responsibility for reconstruction, in a sense...[Reconstruction] funds can come from those various sources I mentioned: frozen assets, oil revenues and a variety of other things, including the Oil for Food, which has a very substantial number of billions of dollars in it."
<><>Wolfowitz: "We're dealing with a country that can really finance its own reconstruction, and relatively soon. The Iraq war will cost little, and Iraq oil will pay for it."
The conniving Iraquis and Afghans milked (gag) reconstruction for all its worth.
<><> In Iraq the US military "trained" Iraquis for over 5 years. Here in the US, we take freckle-faced kids off the farm send them to boot camp and in three weeks we have battle-ready soldiers.
<><> In Afghanistan, the US DOD, the CIA, and other agencies, deposited zillions for the war effort into the Bank of Kabul. Afghan insiders were able to withdraw billions--no requirements about paying it back. Kharzi was seen loading billions on trucks to take out of the country.
The US military was forced to destroy billions in armaments left on the battlefields so the Afghan connivers could not get their hands on them to sell on the black market.
And this joker wants to repeat these atrocities in Syria.