Could British Incompetence Lead America To War With Iran?

The Iranians have now made a point of showing the British and the world that they have the same capabilities as the old imperial power, and that they were not afraid to use them. Based on their own diminished capabilities, the British have few good alternatives short of outright capitulation, meaning any military response to the hijacking of their ship would, perforce, involve the United States.

SecDef: Politics dictates timeline in authorization for war

Karen DeYoung, The Washington Post

The Obama administration’s three-year time limit in its proposed congressional authorization for war against the Islamic State has little to do with how long the fight might take, top administration officials told lawmakers Wednesday. “The number three has to do with our political system, not with the defeat of ISIS,” Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said at Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. 

Cruz: AUMF Should Force Obama to Lay Out 'Specific Plan' to Defeat Islamic State

Rebecca Nelson, National Journal

Just hours after the White House sent a draft Authorization for the Use of Military Force against the Islamic State to Congress on Wednesday, Ted Cruz weighed in. Speaking at the Center for Security Policy's "Defeat Jihad" Summit in Washington, the senator from Texas and all-but-announced presidential contender said

Ron Paul Opposes New Authorization for Use of Military Force

The war propagandists are very active and are winning over the support of many unsuspecting American citizens. It is not difficult to motivate resistance against an organization like ISIS that engages in such evil displays of horrific violence. However, one would think after the humiliating defeat of the Republicans in 2008, as a reaction to the disastrous foreign policy of George W. Bush, that the American people would be more cautious in granting support to expanding our military presence in the Middle East.

This Means War!

Rep. Frank Wolf sees the threat to our national security posed by the Islamic State as being so dire that he is taking the unprecedented step of introducing what amounts to a Declaration of War, without a presidential request. This would be a step it appears Congress has taken only once in the 226-year life of the Republic.