Sunday, June 15, 2014

Iraq watch: "look at all we've won with the saber and the gun"

Phil Ochs might have been singing this about the Iraq war.

"It's always the old to lead us to the war 

It's always the young to fall 

Now look at all we've won with the saber and the gun 

Tell me is it worth it all "

The "old", as in GOP and John McCain, are at it again (as reported in Nation of Change). 

The same people who got the US into the mistaken Iraq War are now urging President Obama to use military force in Iraq again. Republican hawks are using the violence in Iraq as a political tool that is escalating pressure for US military intervention. But, if the US follows the rule of law — both US and international law — the president does not have the authority to attack Iraq without Congressional and UN authorization.
John McMain went roaring onto the Senate floor  “calling on the entire Obama administration national security team to resign.” McCain urged immediate action saying “Every hour the options become fewer and fewer as ISIS, the most radical terrorist group alive, sweeps across Iraq.” On the House side, John Boehner mocked: ““What’s the president doing? Taking a nap?”

And we are going to jump into a 3-way civil war?  Getting into Iraq the last time didn't turn out so well for anyone - other than maybe the ISIS.

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