Because Libya Worked Out So Well….

By: Tuesday September 16, 2014 7:42 am

The more we learn about President Obama’s strategy for Syria the more it sounds almost exactly like his previous war plan in Libya. The basic idea is to use a combination of heavy airstrikes, limited assets on the ground, training/arming/aiding “moderate” rebels with the help of other countries in the Middle East, and working against [...]

Poll: Americans Don’t Think US Has a Responsibility to Act in Iraq

By: Monday June 23, 2014 8:34 am

There is yet another reminder that after two long and expensive wars the American people have turned sharply against spending blood or treasure in another foreign conflict. According to a new NYT/CBS News poll, 50 percent of Americans don’t think the country has a responsibility to act in Iraq to try to stop the fighting. [...]

McCain’s Solution When Airstrikes Fail: More Airstrikes

By: Monday April 18, 2011 3:30 pm

As was entirely predictable, the “airstrikes only” campaign in Libya failed to bring down the well-armed and well-financed regime of Moammar Gadhafi . So, what is John McCain’s solution? Even more airstrikes. From the Hill: McCain, the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said the U.S. should revive its air attacks to incapacitate [...]

If it Quacks like a War: Libya Passes the Duck Test

By: Wednesday March 23, 2011 9:53 am

You will be relieved to know that President Obama didn’t violate the Constitution or the War Powers Act when he launched us into a third totally unnecessary war because he is telling Congress the Libya action isn’t really a war. From Politico: White House officials told Democratic and Republican congressional aides Tuesday that the U.S. [...]

Libya: Another Military Action with No End Game?

By: Monday March 21, 2011 9:01 am

Now that we have already spent $100 million on our newest “non-war” in Libya (because if we correctly called it a war that would mean President Obama is in violation of the Constitution), I’m left wondering: What is our end game? You simply can’t win a war using only targeted air strikes while trying to [...]