n. One who advocates or attempts to stir up war.
Even before he did anything as President, Barry Soetoro was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize.
Since that award, Obama supposedly ended the U.S. war in Iraq, but our forces are still there. Obama launched air strikes against Libya (“no feet on the ground!”), and dispatched a naval flotilla (including an aircraft carrier) to the Persian Gulf against Iran, and our soldiers are stuck in a losing war in Afghanistan, which has become the longest U.S. war.
Now, in the name of human rights, three GOP senators, with a combined age of 202, are urging Nobel Peace Prize winner to start yet another war — attack Syria.
Senators John McCain, Joe Lieberman, and Lindsey Graham issued a joint statement today urging the Obama administration to act on Syria:
“[I]f requested by the Syrian National Council and the Free Syrian Army, the United States should help organize an international effort to protect civilian population centers in Syria through airstrikes on Assad’s forces. To be clear: This will first require the United States and our partners to suppress the Syrian regime’s air defenses in at least part of the country.
The ultimate goal of airstrikes should be to protect civilian population centers from Assad’s killing machine and establish safe havens in which opposition forces can organize, rest, refit, and plan their political and military activities against Assad. These safe havens could serve as platforms for the delivery of humanitarian and military assistance – including weapons and ammunition, body armor and other personal protective equipment, tactical intelligence, secure communications equipment, food and water, and medical supplies. These safe havens could also help the Free Syrian Army and other armed groups in Syria to train and organize themselves into more cohesive and effective military forces, likely with the assistance of foreign partners, and provide political space for the Syrian National Council to organize on Syrian soil.”
John McCain is 75 years old.
Joe Lieberman is 70 years old.
Lindsey Graham will be 57 this July.
Old men start wars. But it’s young men (and women) who die.
Our military is stretched thin, its budget and health benefits being hacked by the Obama administration. Our soldiers are weary from repeated deployments, and suffering record high rates of PTSD, alcohol abuse, and suicides.
I say we send McCain, Lieberman, and Graham to fight in Syria.
H/t beloved Tina