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Fri Oct 10, 2014, 11:20 AM

Making the case against Obama's new war

WHEN BARACK Obama strode to the podium of the United Nations in late September and made his case for yet another U.S. war in the Middle East--this time against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and its "network of death"--he sounded like no one so much as his despised predecessor and the neocon hawks of the Bush administration.

This throwback to the Bush years is more than just verbal. Obama invoked George W. Bush's legal justification for the Iraq war--the infamous Authorization for the Use of Military Force passed days after September 11, 2001, which Obama and his outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder once thought so suspect that they promised to repeal it.

Just like Bush, Obama has bypassed Congress and the United Nations to create his own "coalition of the willing," comprised of some 40 countries, including several authoritarian Arab states, to prosecute the war.

Barack Obama--who, once upon a time, derided the 2003 invasion of Iraq as a "dumb war," in part because it gave rise to murderous sectarian forces like ISIS--has now launched the third U.S. war in Iraq in less than a quarter century, and now with accompanying air strikes in Syria.

Read more: http://socialistworker.org/2014/10/07/the-case-against-obamas-new-war

[font color=green]An interesting article regarding US imperialism in the Middle East.[/font]

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Oct 10, 2014, 11:49 AM

1. It's a great party, under the bus of this Administration

 

I'm glad I'm not riding in the passenger area. That's war crime territory.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Oct 10, 2014, 12:44 PM

2. It's their war, LET THEM FIGHT IT.

 

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Oct 10, 2014, 02:30 PM

3. If all this is about oil and corporations...

the only way out is to stop buying their oil (end our dependence) and stop supporting Israel financially and militarily (they really can take care of themselves now).

As long as the US operates as a capitalist system, nothing will change.

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