Afghanistan Is An Unjust Unwinnable WarSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Thu, 11/19/2009 - 17:14
"All Warfare is Deception... There has never been a protracted war from which a country has benefited." - Sun Tzu, circa 250 BC
While Republican Bush II once famously claimed he was "the decider," the 'Change We Can Believe In' promised by his replacement, the Democrat Obama, is hardly any different in regards to the Afghanistan and Pakistan wars. The media and American people breathlessly await the President's decision on how many troops to send into the war zone. With spines made of jelly, Congress is as toothless as a bunch of newborns as they delegate their responsibilities to represent the American people to a single man. What could they 'Change' instead?
Congress could refuse to approve spending to extend this unconstitutional war of aggression against Afghanistan and Pakistan. Congress should instead pass a resolution for a rapid, immediate, and orderly withdrawal from Afghanistan and redeployment to protect America's sieve-like borders. Congress could increase the reward for the capture of Osama Bin Laden forty times from $27 million to over $1 billion. Congress should also issue constitutional letters of marque to bring indicted terrorists to justice in a court of law.
To support this stance, I offer the following four key points: First, elected officials must begin behaving like the United States is a nation of laws, not a collection of rogues who delegate their gravest responsibility and immaturely fail to follow the supreme law of the land and declare war. Second, America's historical foreign policy actions in Afghanistan and Pakistan must be understood, which contain the true reasons why terrorists attacked the United States in 2001. Third, a sober look at the eco-politics of the area, such as opiates and oil pipelines, must be taken. Lastly, we should contain the problem by securing our borders, and with all of the economic unrest, now is no time to be nation-building and quartering troops in foreign lands.
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