Entirely Unnecessary Losses
by Justin Honaker
“Excessive American caution” is how one writer, a U.S. military veteran, described the Obama administration’s approach to the “wars” we are fighting in the Middle East. He blames this approach for unnecessary deaths and woundings of American military personnel in these theaters of operations. (Please understand, I am NOT saying he is wrong.)
However, these “wars” have never been shown to be just and have been conducted un-Constitutionally (without a Declaration of War by Congress). Therefore, all deaths and injuries of American military personnel within these theaters of operations, have been unnecessary.
It has been popular to blame the Democrats, especially Obama, for pretty much every military problem since January 2009. But don’t forget that these illegal “wars” were began by a Republican president. While Barack Obama assuredly deserves blame for what happened on his watch, you can thank George W. Bush for getting us involved in this huge mess in the first place. And don’t forget the many Republican and Democratic members of Congress who have done nothing to stop it. Violating the Constitution IS an impeachable offense.
As an aside, many Americans are upset, and rightly so, over the whole domestic-spying-on-Americans issue, especially that which was done on the Trump campaign by the Obama administration. Most, if not all, of this is authorized by the USA PATRIOT Act, a piece of Republican legislation passed by a Republican Congress and signed by a Republican president.
Please do not think I am trying to defend Obama and the Democrats. I am not. However, many people tend to focus on the evils of the Democrats while overlooking, or even denying, those committed by the Republicans.
That which is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.