By SANDY PRICE
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose—and you allow him to make war a pleasure.Ã¢â‚¬Â
I found this wonderful quote on Reader Rant this morning and thought it was worth bringing to the home page. Today is President LincolnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s birthday and an appropriate day to refresh our memory of his great wisdom
Somewhere in our U.S. Constitution there is a statement about invading a foreign nation and if I recall it can be done only after an attack on America or if a war is declared on America by a foreign nation.
After 9/11 our Congress gave President Bush full powers to declare a War on Terrorism. I recall little controversy over this action as all Americans were in a state of panic. Invading
Afghanistan was legal and according to the majority of Americans, justified.
Our going into Iraq was based on allowing Bush to make war for his own pleasure.
Did our American Caesar take his warriors back to Iraq to show his father he was not a coward?
Had the PNAC developed the plan to attack Iraq long before 9/11? We may never know but we must be damned certain that a war with Iran is justified and legal at all costs.
(Sandy Price began her political activism after finally getting cable in her area of the central California coast. She watched two hours of C-SPAN and realized she needed to get involved immediately. That was in 1993 and once she found the internet, it was just the beginning. She is now retired from working as a technical writer and costume designer and lives in Sun City, AZ.)