January 9, 2017

NO MATTER WHAT THEY WOULD PREFER TO DO...:

Democrats are about to do a 180 on foreign policy. Just you wait. (Michael Brendan Dougherty, Jan. 9th, 2017, The Week)

Wars launched under Democrats are often lauded by many liberals as great patriotic exercises, vindicating our nation's commitment to human rights. When those same wars are prosecuted by Republicans, they ipso facto lack congressional oversight and authorization, and the connecting lines between U.S. action and the suffering of poor non-white innocents around the globe suddenly reveal themselves to the bleeding hearted.

In less than two weeks, Trump will assume the office of the presidency. He will inherit from Obama a U.S. military engaged in conflicts across the Islamic world. Will Democrats who either cheered or ignored these patriotic exercises of American power suddenly find it in themselves to oppose these wars as racist, imperialist actions of an arrogant unilateral superpower gone rogue?

...so long as the war remains confined to ISIS/Al Qaeda they can't afford to oppose it, particularly given the facts that every other country is now on board and that domestic terrorism is aimed at the cities in coastal states that they govern.


Posted by at January 9, 2017 7:22 AM

  

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