Is Barack Obama Unaware His Words Do Not Disappear?

PolitiChicks.comOn Tuesday, Secretary of State John Kerry appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee claiming that while an updated Authorization for the Use of Military Force from Congress would be nice, Barack Obama insists he has full Constitutional power to introduce ground forces wherever he so chooses across the world to fight ISIS under the notion said military action is just an extension of the fight against al-Qaeda via the AUMF passed by Congress over a decade ago.

Let’s set aside the fact that Mr. Obama officially declared hostilities in Iraq at an end not so very long ago. No, we shall re-visit the opinion of Obama for that very AUMF wherein his vote as senator was required, and his reasoning for voting against it:

“I don’t oppose all wars. What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war. What I am opposed to is the cynical attempt by Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz and other armchair, weekend warriors in this administration to shove their own ideological agendas down our throats, irrespective of the costs in lives lost and in hardships borne.

What I am opposed to is the attempt by political hacks like Karl Rove to distract us from a rise in the uninsured, a rise in the poverty rate, a drop in the median income, to distract us from corporate scandals and a stock market that has just gone through the worst months since the Great Depression.

That’s what I’m opposed to. A dumb war.”

So what are we to conclude, that it is no longer a “dumb war” because the person in charge is Barack Obama? Is he going to paraphrase Kerry, tell us he was opposed to the war before he was for it? How much of a distraction from the utter failure to insure the uninsured his ObamaCare has been, not just to them but to all of America will this latest round of pre-authorized use of military force be? Will it distract from the worsening of the poverty rate, the on-going drop in the median income through the years of his presidency, is it to be used to continue to distract from the non-stop political scandals he and his Administration have perpetrated?

Who knew Obama’s level of hubris, that his ego could be this enormous as to believe not one American would recall and hold him accountable for his own derision of the United States Military and Congress? Who’s the political hack now?

Maureen Mullins

California PolitiChick Maureen Mullins was born in March 1963 and if ever asked the proverbial 'Where were you when JFK was shot? she may confidently reply, 'In my playpen.' Her first true recollection of politics was when the usual after school re-runs of Gilligan's Island and Hogan's Heroes were being pre-empted by the Watergate hearings. This carried through to her discovery of CSPAN, when in doing research for an essay on Abscam for her high school government class, she heard Newt Gingrich giving Special Orders speeches on the subject from the well of the House of Representatives. Her first foray into political activity was to volunteer for the Reagan For President campaign in 1980, as she was only 17 that November and would not be able to cast a vote for him until 1984. She has subsequently done volunteer work on various House and presidential campaigns throughout the years. A dedicated Constitutionalist, one of Maureen's greatest honors was to be a charter member of Hillary Clinton's Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy and continues to this day to help the people of this country recognize and remember the value of true liberty.

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