Doubt. How do you wrestle with doubt?
The Bush Administration cast the world out of their process. Using swagger and moral certainty as a mask for pigheaded stubbornness.
They beat on war drums. They bankrupted a nation. They killed millions.
The Obama Administration is bringing the world into their process. Using congressional and parliamentary debate as a reminder of what it means to live in a constitutional democracy.
The economic recovery has been slow. So has the march to war.
Obama is being called weak. Obama’s leadership is being called into question. America’s “special relationship” with England is up for grabs. America’s super power sparkle is tarnished.
We voted for change and this is what change looks like: uncertainty billowing through the window, mumbling and bumbling and fumbling and mumbling some more, talking to yourself, looking for an answer you can’t find because there isn’t one.
It leads me to a series of questions…
Isn’t a Tomahawk Cruise Missile the luxury turbo version of Chemical Weapons?
And if so, who are we to violate what we’d hold others accountable for?
How are we going to pay for this? Seriously, how?
Who stands to make money? Who stands to make the most money? Seriously, who?
There’s a campaign of US Soldiers holding signs up over their faces, asking the commander-in-chief to keep them out of the Civil War in Syria.
I’m calling for a Medal of Honor.
This is exactly what Marine Corps Major General and 2-time Medal of Honor Recipient Smedley Butler called for in his 1936 masterpiece, “War Is A Racket.”
Let the men and women who will be serving on the front lines vote for the war they will be fighting in. Enough empty promises: No Boots On The Ground.
Bullshit. Congress never signed a resolution it couldn’t wait to break. If you don’t believe me, ask the Native American Indians.
You want to know what democracy looks like? This is what democracy looks like: messy, uncertain, flip-floppy. Which exposes Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad for what they are, weaklings.