The commentary on all the Sunday Morning news shows was far beyond disturbing. It’s clear the US is going to war. It’s equally clear that the basis for this war is far more sketchy than the dodgiest of dossiers. It appear that it doesn’t matter what Congress says and it certainly doesn’t matter what millions of Americans say.
The US has billions of dollars to spend on bombs, but our state cannot yield to allow struggling families to stay in their homes.
This is Amerika. This is why Amerika is in distress.
“We have reached the point where the classified information system prevents even trusted members of Congress, who have security clearances, from learning essential facts, and then inhibits them from discussing and debating what they do know,” Grayson wrote in an op-ed for the New York Times on Saturday.
“And this extends to matters of war and peace, money and blood. The ‘security state’ is drowning in its own phlegm. My position is simple: if the administration wants me to vote for war, on this occasion or on any other, then I need to know all the facts. And I’m not the only one who feels that way.”
As I wrote a week ago, after examining the four-page unclassified summary, there was not a single fact that could be checked independently. It was a “dodgy dossier” similar to the ones in 2002-2003 that led the United States into the Iraq War. The only difference was that the Bush administration actually provided more checkable information than the Obama administration did, although much of the Bush data ultimately didn’t check out.
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