Congress Ignores Obama’s War-by-Fiat

by Ben Johnson When Barack Obama updated Congress on the war in Libya last Friday, he claimed our role is so limited it does not require Congressional authorization. However, on Monday Hillary Clinton told the European press, “Even today, the United States continues to fly 25 percent of all sorties,” and Obama has promised there will be “no let-up.” Apparently Congress will have no … [Read more...]

Even a Broken Clock….

A day after Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez cited Noam Chomsky and called President Bush “the devil”during a speech at the United Nations, he took to a church in Harlem, where he regaled a fawning crowd including Danny Glover and perhaps the second most feted professor in academia, Democratic Socialists of America member Cornell West. Most critics of Chavez’s UN speech centered on his … [Read more...]

Kofi Annan’s “Illegal” War on Democratic Iraq

With the credibility of the United Nations at an all time low, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan moved last week to further discredit the 21st century’s League of Nations. On Thursday, Annan told the BBC that the Coalition’s war in Iraq “was not in conformity with the UN charter from our point of view, [so] from the charter point of view, it was illegal.” Perhaps Annan hoped his overheated plea … [Read more...]