Posts Tagged: Congress
Will the Syria debate get Congress to take a hard look at U.S. policy in the Middle East? Don't hold your breath.
In fact, sequestration will not "gut" our military. Sequestration will take our military budget back to the level it was in 2007, when we were still fighting two wars.
As always, the United States stands ready to attack weaker states while at a stand-off with stronger states.
Congress is trying to tie the president's hands on Iran--and it's about hegemony, not security.
Democrats joined Republicans in passing a new bill that makes peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors all the more difficult
Even if sequestration cuts across all military programs, this sort of ham-handed approach is safely doable.
The Obama administration is selling the U.S. public a pig in a poke with its military intervention in Libya.
How on earth do you get a bipartisan consensus against cuts and for stimulus? Call it the defense budget.
Reason must not be supplanted by guilt.
To understand just how bad the 112th Congress, elected on November 2nd and taking office on January 3rd, is likely to be for peace on Earth, one has to understand how incredibly awful the 110th and 111th Congresses have been during the past four years and then measure the ways in which things are likely to become even worse.