Monday, September 9, 2013

From Thomas Sowell

The grim reality is that key people in positions to shape our foreign policy during the Obama administration -- the President, the Vice President, two Secretaries of State, and the current Secretary of Defense -- all have a track record of grossly misconceiving the issues, our enemies and our national interest.

This is the administration that is now asking for a blank check from Congress to take unspecified military action to achieve unspecified goals.

"Military action" is a polite phrase for killing people. It would be nice to believe that this has some larger purpose than saving Barack Obama from political embarrassment, after having issued an ultimatum without having thought through what he would do if that ultimatum was ignored.

                                                                     Thomas Sowell
Thomas Sowell  is an American economistsocial theorist, political philosopher, and author. He is currently the Roseand Milton Friedman Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover InstitutionStanford University