Niger, 9/11, and apocalyptic humiliation
Given the specter of nuclear war, the rational policy is one of de-escalation.
Has there ever been an organization in human history that is dedicated, with such commitment, to the destruction of organized human life on Earth?
If the voters for Hillary Clinton had known that they were voting for nuclear war, would they have voted for her?
Trump is the symptom of a much larger problem, a plutocratic government, which must be challenged by an independent movement.
War without war powers (the not-so-new American way)
Maybe if we stopped claiming that we were the greatest, most exceptional, most indispensable nation ever and that the U.S. military was the finest fighting force in the history of the world, both we and the world might be better off and modestly more peaceful.
But don’t bother to blame the politicians and national security nabobs in Washington for this. They’re addicts. They can’t help themselves.
It’s shocking how easily American Presidents make foreign policy decisions involving intervention in countries where Congress hasn’t declared war.
“It was important that the perpetrators of those horrific offenses were brought to justice. Now Trump, in a twisted, grotesque ‘celebration’ of Memorial Day, wants to pardon these and other murderers?!