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Letter to the Editor: The “No Declared War” War

It is sad to see the Congressional Democratic Lefties’ commentaries about the recent drone strike in Iraq. “Murder” and “Assassination” they all scream.  “Impeach, Impeach.”   Blah, Blah, Blah.

Do not get me wrong on this subject. I think we have no business with troops or even diplomats in Iraq, Iran, Syria, or Afghanistan.  We will never change the nature of those people motivated by their intense religious ideas. The best we should hope for is to get out and leave them alone. If they harm us we should respond disproportionally and wreak their infrastructure, kill their leaders, and leave piles of rubble until they stop messing with the U.S.A.

The big wars we have fought there have been approved by Democrats and Republicans alike.  We have wasted lives and money trying to stay and rebuild. Our military has done the impossible against great odds. The generalship and the political leaders have been the problem.

For 50 years Congress has given the war power over to the Executive office.  When it is used they can mouth off and not be held responsible.  They will not even use the power of the purse because if they mess with the money some of their favorite give aways will be lost. 

We have been at war with Iran since they took our embassy and held our people hostage back when President Carter was diplomat in chief. Congress has been so chicken they will not say it with a declaration of war and would rather leave it to the President to try and protect us.

President Trump has legal authority to do what he did. Congress gave it to him in several voted on documents full of vague weasel words. I did not agree with those acts but they never asked me. 

For all practical purposes we are at war in the Middle East and have been for years.  When you are at war you should kill your enemies. That is what the President is doing.  Would you want Nancy and AOC running the military because that is what you will get if Congress takes back its Constitutional war power.

 Gary Pichon

Marble Hill