The Obama Administration’s Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) against ISIS was already facing an uphill battle, after the White House bragged about deliberately vague wording in the resolution that would let them do virtually anything.
At this point, there’s not a single Democrat in the entire Senate pitching for the bill, and with a number of hawks in the Republican majority also annoyed that the AUMF isn’t explici5tly broader, it’s hard to see it passing.
Sen. Bob Corker (R – TN), the extremely hawkish head of the Foreign Relations Committee, is warning that if there isn’t some support from Democrats he might decide to scrap the committee vote outright, meaning the bill probably would never even make it to the floor.
In spite of still not having a war authorization, however, the Obama Administration continues to escalate the war against ISIS, and has treated the AUMF as an afterthought.
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This is how Empires are designed to function, lots of fake morality and pretense of democracy, but in the end a government best calculated to maximize the economy by invasions of glory and wars of plunder.
That's the thing. These morons spend WAY more money than they get out of these imperial adventures.
See here: http://petras.lahaine.org/?p=2022
Minor correction: They aren't trying to "maximize the economy." They are trying to appropriate resources by force, and in a way that enriches those who forcibly control those resources AT THE EXPENSE OF THE ECONOMY. That's why they don't mind at all, as Farflungstar says, spending way more (of our) money than they get out of these imperial adventures. All this "pretense of democracy" is indeed noise, but the noise goes deeper than that.
It's not like there is some antiwar reason for any of this. They all want war, they just can't agree on how much.
The senators & members of Congress that want war should enlist in the military and serve along with Ehud Barack Obama. They can be the boots on the ground or the boots in the sky that end up being the bodies in the coffins.
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