Tuesday, March 22, 2011

10 troubling questions

1)      When we had a vote to authorize military action on Iraq, it was wrong.   But when we don’t have a vote on it?  Or even a real debate on a war in Libya—it’s okay?
2)      Is this purely a war fought on humanitarian grounds?
3)      If no, what are the interests of the United States in Libya?
4)      If our interests are oil, okay…but are you suddenly okay with war for oil?
5)      If humanitarian reasons are enough by themselves, will you promise to never bring up WMD’s in Iraq again?
6)      Do you disagree with this quote:   “The president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.”/ Or is Libya an “imminent threat” to us?  [By the way, that quote was from:  Barack Obama December 20, 2007]
7)      If things go badly, and Gadhafi holds power for a while, do we escalate things?  Or are we allowing in our war plan for the real possibility of failure?
8)      If the idea is to stop the brutalization of civilians—why not Sudan? Congo? Syria? Fill in awful situation around the world…
9)      Is it okay for Gadhafi to remain in power as the administration has hinted?  And if so, and Gadhafi goes back to killing a few months after we leave—are we going back in?
10)   How does it feel to have elected a president who is now managing 50% more wars than George W. Bush?  A president who has launched a new war with a coalition half the size?

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