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Obama Goes Rogue

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on September 25th, 2014 11:08 pm by HL

Obama Goes Rogue
David Harsanyi, RealClearPolitics
Of the countless lessons we’ve learned from liberals over the past few years, none is more critical than this: If Democrats find an issue important enough and if doing something feels like the “right thing,” Barack Obama has the power to act without any regard for separation of powers. So what makes anyone believe that war would be any different? This week, the president OK’d airstrikes against Islamic State targets — allying us with Bashar Assad, possibly Iran and definitely Qatar — using an unrelated 13-year-old authorization for use of military force as his legal mandate. Seems like a…

Peace Protests, R.I.P.
Debra Saunders, RealClearPolitics
Where are the peaceniks? Why aren’t they marching on Capitol Hill to protest President Barack Obama’s use of military force in Syria and Iraq? The San Francisco Chronicle’s Kevin Fagan interviewed peace activists who told him that their ranks are numb, in part because America has been at war for more than a decade. Some even wonder whether the Islamic State is so barbaric as to merit airstrikes. “People are war-weary and have already been very disappointed in President Obama for some time,” Peaceworkers Executive Director David Hartsough said. That’s right; they’re disappointed. After GOP…

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