Rand Paul challenges Rex Tillerson and James Mattis to end “open-ended war”

 

When the warfare state and the welfare state get together.

 

Some people in Washington DC are way too ready to go to war. Anywhere, anytime, right? To make the world “safe for democracy” right? Or to fight terrorism – that’s why we need to be in Niger. Or, well, whatever. We only have 20 trillion in debt and taxes that are too high. But hey, let’s see what’s going down in Congo!

(From Rare)

Paul, who has consistently opposed the U.S. becoming militarily involved in foreign conflicts through executive orders, is urging Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis to defer to Congress’ constitutional authority on declaring war.

“I don’t think we gave the executive branch a blanket authority just to go to war anywhere they want against people who they say are a part of radical Islam,” Paul said Monday in a Senate Foreign Relations Committee meeting with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis. “Ultimately, there’s going to have to be diplomacy involved in this, as well. How are we ever going to end the war? Is there ever an end to this war?”

Seriously, how can people think this way? How can they think it’s OK to run around the world like this? Without a sign off from the American people no less.

But for the neoconservatives, the Bushites, and they are still around, there really is no “end” to the current war(s). We are Rome apparently. In more ways than one.

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