Where is the outrage from the Liberals?
Democratic Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton said today that at the current time, the only reason she would vote in favor of an attack on Syria was out of loyalty to Barack Obama.
Appearing on radio’s Bill Press Show, the non-voting delegate from the District of Columbia also said if the President actually gets the votes he needs, “it’ll be because of loyalty of Democrats. They just don’t want to see him shamed and humiliated on the national stage” source
With the exception of the Drudge Report, the main stream media is virtually silent on the subject except to offer support and encouragement for Obama’s plan to bomb
Libya Iraq Afghanistan Yemen Syria. Do you know just how much war that Obama has mongered in just four and a half years? Listen to Erik Rush speaking on the subject from charity organization Pink Pagoda Girls:
An international organization dedicated to raising awareness of the plight of baby girls at risk for female infanticide in the People’s Republic of China announced this week that it is awarding American President Barack Obama with their “Warmonger of the Decade Award,” said Erik Rush, Vice-President of Administration and Strategic Alliances for Pink Pagoda Girls, LLC.
“As many people know, our concern for the effect of public policy on children obviously extends beyond our work in China,” said Rush. “Considering that Obama ordered 20,000 airstrikes from Iraq to Somalia during his first term, waged war on Libya without congressional approval, started a covert drone war in Yemen, escalated the proxy war in Somalia, escalated the CIA drone war in Pakistan, maintained a military presence in Iraq even after supposedly ending the war, escalated the war in Afghanistan, secretly deployed US special forces to 75 countries, sold $30 billion of weapons to the dictatorship in Saudi Arabia, signed an agreement for 7 military bases in Colombia, opened a military base in Chile, provided aid to the opposition in Syria, provided $50 million to assist France in Mali, pledged to increase US military presence in the Philippines and Army brigades into as many as 35 African nations, and killed hundreds of children in Afghanistan and Pakistan, we believe that he has certainly earned this honor.”
“In fact,” Rush points out, “Obama was responsible for the killing of 231 children in Afghanistan in the first 6 months of this year. Compare that to the 35 children who died in Gaza this month from Israeli bombardments, and the 168 children who were killed by US drone attacks in Pakistan since 2006. There’s no comparison, really.”
Was not all that long ago – during the Bush years – that both Obama and Biden thought that a President taking a nation to war unless we were attacked was an impeachable offense:
Joe Biden, during a television interview in 2007: “The president has no constitutional authority … to take this nation to war … unless we’re attacked or unless there is proof we are about to be attacked. And if he does, if he does, I would move to impeach him.”
Barack Obama, during an interview with Charlie Savage on December 20, 2007: “The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.”
The only conclusion you can come to is that with Obama in the White House, liberals must think that war is “cool”.