Adapted from The Gaurdian Trevor Timm, September 27 2014 (Emphasis mine) 1. Mr President, the White House sent a letter to Congress indicating that you believe the Iraq War Resolution gives you the legal authority to bomb Syria. How is this possible? Why has your administration yet to publicly release a detailed legal opinion? How is this new war legal?
Extracted from From Time Magazine Sept `23 2014. Emphasis mine How Obama’s War Against ISIS Just Keeps Growing It was six weeks ago, on Aug. 7, that the President announced his first airstrikes against the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS). …
“If you want to bomb a country every time an evil group murders people in a gruesome manner, you’ll have to bomb a lot of countries including our own. ISIS draws its strength in Iraq from resentment of the Iraqi government, which bombs its own cities using U.S. weapons, and which beheads people,..” –David Swanson As we all know by now, the US dogs of war are braying for more blood in the Middle East. The US MSM have again managed to terrify the American people about our “imminent danger”. Obama has responded. He has little choice.
Bill O’Reilly Image from FP Propaganda Watch Sept 14 2014 Below are four myths about Obama’s “War on ISIS” From F.A.I.R (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) September 2014 Four Myths About Obama’s War on ISIS A reluctant warrior intervenes against a threat to the homeland–or so we’re told 1. Striking the Homeland’The idea that ISIS poses an immediate threat to the United States–as opposed to its non-Sunni Muslim neighbors–has been a consistent theme in the media, encouraging the public to support war. Rep. Michael McCaul (R.-Texas) declared on ABC‘s This Week (8/24/14) that the Islamic State is “intent on hitting the West and there are external operations, I believe, underway.” When CBS‘s Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer (9/7/14) asked Republican Sen. Marco Rubio if he thought they posed a “threat to the homeland now,” Rubio replied: “I do. I believe they do.”