Who’s ready to go to war with Iran?
Oh, I forgot. Since we now have an army of professionals, none of the rest of us is actually required
to go to war. And, since we now allow commanders-in-chief to
unilaterally send that army into battle whenever they please, members of
Congress don’t have to bother voting for a declaration of war.
War has become a matter of
presidential choice. That’s why we should take seriously what the
candidates for president have to say about attacking Iran. They can
promise to cut the deficit or bring down gas prices or scuttle
Obamacare, but, if they promise war, it’s the one promise we know they
If you happen to be antiwar, your only option is Ron Paul
He has made it clear he does not really care if Iran builds nuclear
weapons. Paul wants to stay out of other people’s business and cut the
military. In stark contrast, the other Republican candidates are trying
to outdo one another in their bellicosity.