(Via Drudge) ABC News’ Jake Tapper reports that on October 12, Barack Hussein Obama ordered the deployment of one-hundred U.S. military troops to Uganda – with orders to “capture or kill” leaders of the Lord’s Resistance Army:
Two days ago President Obama authorized the deployment to Uganda of approximately 100 combat-equipped U.S. forces to help regional forces “remove from the battlefield” – meaning capture or kill – Lord’s Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony and senior leaders of the LRA.
The forces will deploy beginning with a small group and grow over the next month to 100. They will ultimately go to Uganda, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with the permission of those countries.
Bet me it’s only going to grow to one-hundred. One-hundred will grow to thousands. This is exactly how Viet Nam began – with a few military advisors in a third-world civil war. Ten years and over 50,000 American lives later, what did we have? Exactly what we have right now in Afghanistan and Iraq – thousands of troops garrisoned in a land where they aren’t welcome, being picked off one by one in a limited, endless war that cannot be won by the restrictive rules of engagement and David Petraeus’ COIN strategy that have demoralized and handcuffed our best and bravest.
The president made this announcement in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, Friday afternoon, saying that “deploying these U.S. Armed Forces furthers U.S. national security interests and foreign policy and will be a significant contribution toward counter-LRA efforts in central Africa.”
He said that “although the U.S. forces are combat-equipped, they will only be providing information, advice, and assistance to partner nation forces, and they will not themselves engage LRA forces unless necessary for self-defense.”
No. All that this is going to accomplish is to further weaken and demoralize our already exhausted military services. Anyone really believe these troops are not going into combat ops? But, that’s really a part of the grand scheme, anyway – to completely break this country, financially, spiritually, and militarily .
So, in summation, let’s take a look at what’s really happened.
1) Obama sent our air forces into Libya’s civil war without even consulting Congress.
2) No one raised his voice in objection.
3) Every member of Congress on both sides of the aisle is scared of this despot who has pulled off a de facto coup.
4) Since he’s been allowed without consequence to break the War Powers Act of 1973 in that instance, this is the next logical step in shredding the entire fabric of the law and the Constitutional limits on the Executive branch. Send the troops into another war, without seeking Congressional approval. Simply tell the Speaker of the House what he’s going to do.
And why not? The legislators and the majority of the federal judiciary are all terrified, or they’re in on it – the ultimate dissolution and “fundamental transformation” of a Constitutional Republic.
UPDATE: For Michelle Malkin’s take on the issue and the text of Obama’s letter to House Speaker John Boehner:
As a follow-up to Oklahoma GOP Senator James Inhofe’s statement in support of Obama’s decision, it is most interesting to note that Inhofe’s announcement alludes to H.R. 2478: Lord’s Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009. The bill was sponsored by Inhofe, and from the wording of the announcement, anyone who hasn’t done any checking could assume it’s the law and that Obama’s just enforcing it. You can read the act here.
There’s only one problem. According to Govtrack.us , the bill died in committee in May of 2009 and never even reached the floor of the Senate for debate. It’s not the law. It’s a bad idea.
So, now I ask you: Why is Republican Senator James Inhofe’s press release so grotesquely misleading as to make us believe that this new war into which Obama sends our troops is in accordance with the law?