Sunday, June 19, 2011

Greece and Libya

Lest we forget, all the rioting and economic distress in Greece began when Goldman Sachs committed its creative talents to managing the Greek public debt. Goldman profited mightily, Greece plunged into serial default, and the Greek people continue to be screwed like the only goat at a hillbilly convention.

Today is when America is legally required to either disengage from the Libyan Adventure or receive an approving vote from the US Congress. Neither will happen. I'm actually blaming Congress more here than President Bush Obama. Of course Bush Obama would rather just barge ahead without asking permission. But there is nothing in the Constitution that says Congress isn't allowed to pipe in on its own on little matters like declaring (or not declaring) war.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What are the rules America uses to decide when to involve itself in foreign conflict, what are the rules that guide us to know when it is time to leave, and how do we know when we have succeeded? If we can't answer these questions in advance, we have no business in these matters. Perhaps we could have avoided some of our misadventures of the last decade and some of the confusion the American public has over these decisions.