Marco Rubio Sides with McCain and Lindsey, 'America a Battlefield'Submitted by radiofriendly on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 11:27
Senator Marco Rubio has officially cast his lot with McCain and Lindsey Graham in pushing the notion that “America is a battelfied.” Here are some particularly creepy excerpts from National Review:
If we’re not even willing to characterize the war as a war, or the threat as a threat, how can we ensure that we will win this battle? If, instead, we want to see every act of terror in the United States as some isolated case, disconnected from a broader effort — as administration officials are now spinning Boston — we’re doing a disservice to the American people.
Across the globe, we’ve seen the results of his approach: an America disengaged, failing to lead, unwilling to tackle tough challenges, while others, who often do not share our values, fill the void. We’ve gone from being a country with a decades-long record of shaping world events, the guarantor of peace and stability, to being, in many cases, a mere bystander to world events, lagging behind others.
[Fire up the printing press! So is Rubio moving beyond being just "the world's policeman" to being the world's "guarantor of peace and stability?" O, and 'thank you China for all those loans!']
We debated many of these issues last year in the Senate during the discussion about indefinite detention as part of the National Defense Authorization Act. The bombing in Boston shows the misguided nature of this approach and should serve as a reminder that the homeland can unfortunately become part of the battlefield…