I have been writing about all our many wars and the ones we fight today are basically unconstitutional. These armed conflicts have NOT been authorized by the Congress….something the the Constitution calls for……
The sad part is that the population does not seem to care about all these unconstitutional wars. The public needs to be aware of these wars…maybe then we can force the cowards in Congress to do their jobs.
Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen is illegal and dangerous. Yet Washington continues to backslide us in.
The White House is considering a major expansion of America’s involvement in Yemen’s civil war, according to the Washington Post. It’s a move that is not surprising given the speed with which the new administration has become embroiled in Yemen’s fight.
That does not make this development any less disappointing or unwise, enlarging as it does the U.S. role in a reckless war that has flown clear under most Americans’ radar, and which sees us supporting a Saudi coalition that’s been credibly accused of war crimes.
On top of all this, Congress has not declared war on Yemen as required by the Constitution, nor has it even bothered with an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). This is a presidential war in its truest sense, launched entirely at one man’s discretion and now, perhaps, expanded at the sole decision of another.
Will any of this thinking change now with the attack on a Syrian military installation?
I wish the American people would work up the courage to question their leaders on war…..we need to more aware of the things done in our name……