Washington gets explicit: its ‘war on terror’ is permanent
Senior Obama officials tell the US Senate: the ‘war’, in limitless form, will continue for ‘at least’ another decade – or two
I almost didn’t blog on this, it is such a ho hum topic today. Our government is not responsive to the people, so shocking! Our government is run to benefit the oligarchy, how unexpected! Our government continues to fight unfunded wars, no one knows how expensive it will be, could we all really be that naive?
Well, I figured I would stick this in here for my reader(s) just for the heck of it. Here is a little blurb to try to encourage you to take a read…
Nobody really even knows with whom the US is at war, or where. Everyone just knows that it is vital that it continue in unlimited form indefinitely.
In response to that, the only real movement in Congress is to think about how to enact a new law to expand the authorization even further. But it’s a worthless and illusory debate, affecting nothing other than the pretexts and symbols used to justify what will, in all cases, be a permanent and limitless war. The Washington AUMF debate is about nothing other than whether more fig leafs are needed to make it all pretty and legal.
The Obama administration already claims the power to wage endless and boundless war, in virtually total secrecy, and without a single meaningful check or constraint. No institution with any power disputes this. To the contrary, the only ones which exert real influence – Congress, the courts, the establishment media, the plutocratic class – clearly favor its continuation and only think about how further to enable it. That will continue unless and until Americans begin to realize just what a mammoth price they’re paying for this ongoing splurge of war spending and endless aggression.
There is an interesting little tid bit at the end regarding the AP scandal, which is rapidly fading from view.
How to get the sheeple to give a damn?