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  •  I signed, kos.... (2+ / 0-)
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    Partly because I've always been ticked off at Obama for keeping the Bushistas in DoD, Pentagon, & DoJ when he should have fired the whole lot of 'em or accepted their traditional resignation letters when the previous war criminals left office.  I have zero faith that the petitions will do any good, but I'm SO f##king sick of these illegal and unconstitutional wars and fake "justifications" for interfering in other countries that I'll do dang near anything to try to stop our politicians from further ruining our lives with spending all of our treasury on illegal and unconstitutional wars and putting us further in debt because of them.  I just wish signing petitions actually did some good.

    ALSO, there was this on the news just couple of hours ago, and given free reign, Republican'ts will escalate this to a bigger conflagration (quite a lot more of the article at the link):

    Pentagon to send missiles, 400 troops to Turkey
    INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey (AP) — The U.S. will send two batteries of Patriot missiles and 400 troops to Turkey as part of a NATO force meant to protect Turkish territory from potential Syrian missile attack, the Pentagon said Friday.

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta signed a deployment order en route to Turkey from Afghanistan calling for 400 U.S. soldiers to operate two batteries of Patriots at undisclosed locations in Turkey, Pentagon press secretary George Little told reporters flying with Panetta.

    Germany and the Netherlands have already agreed to provide two batteries of the U.S.-built defense systems and send up to 400 German and 360 Dutch troops to man them, bringing the total number of Patriot batteries slated for Turkey to six.

    German lawmakers voted 461-86 Friday to approve the deployment of two Patriot missile batteries. The mandate allows Germany to deploy a maximum 400 soldiers through January 2014. NATO foreign ministers endorsed Turkey's request for the Patriots on Nov. 30.

    I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

    by NonnyO on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 08:17:21 AM PST

    •  "German lawmakers voted 461-86 to (1+ / 0-)
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      approve the deployment..."  
      Our lawmakers weren't involved?
      Just our executive?

      The Republicans are defunding, not defending, America.

      by DSPS owl on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 04:13:22 PM PST

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      •  Yeah..., I wondered about that, too (0+ / 0-)

        Remember this 2007 Bill Moyers Journal show on impeachment?  John Nichols' story about the metaphorical cherry wood box containing presidential powers?  Remember those unitary executive powers Dumbya & Dickie claimed for the executive?

        Hmmmmmmmmmmm.........

        I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

        by NonnyO on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 04:25:01 PM PST

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