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U.S. Military In Syria: We Can’t Afford It

Most of the discussions I’ve seen about whether or not to strike Syria have focused on the lack of any national security interest to the United States, the fact that we would be helping Al-Qaeda, potentially further destabilizing the region and that Obama has not received authorization from Congress as he is Constitutionally obligated to do. But there is another facet to the issue that hasn’t received enough attention and that is the state of our military. Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe has posted a statement to his Facebook page in which he very succinctly outlines why we cannot afford for our military to become involved with Syria.

“Last night the Administration informed us that they have a ‘broad range of options’ for Syria but failed to lay out a single option. They also did not provide a timeline, a strategy for Syria and the Middle East, or a plan for the funds to execute such an option. Several members […] → Keep reading

Politicizing Tragedy – The Moore Tornado

While following the aftermath of the Moore tornado I was disgusted to see people using the tragedy to make political statements or to slam the political opposition. Before all the debris had even fallen back down to the earth, Rhode Island Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse took the microphone on the Senate floor and lambasted Republican Senators for “denying man-made global warming.” He laid blame for the tornado squarely at the feet of Republicans while the dying and injured were still being pulled from the rubble.

He was far from the only one to make partisan hay of the destruction in Moore. Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show sent out a tweet about the tornado which said, “This tornado is in Oklahoma so clearly it has been ordered to only target conservatives.” And another which said, “How long has Obama known about this tornado?” She later apologized after taking a beating on Twitter and claimed she didn’t know the devastation […] → Keep reading