Standard parental line: "If everyone else wanted to jump off a cliff, would you do it?"
Our 22-year series of traitorous presidents all say Yes. In fact, they say quite openly that they won't do anything at all unless
everyone else is doing it first!
Obama is following Bush The Father, Clinton The Husband, and Bush The Son when he treats multilateral support as a precondition for action. All of these traitors have insisted that we should only make war when the UN or NATO or some other League has ordered us to make war. All of these traitors have tried to get peer support (at least on paper) before acting, though Clinton went ahead in Yugoslavia without gaining it.
The principle is dead wrong, and easy to see why ... though I'm ashamed to admit that I didn't see it until just now. If we are acting with other nations, it means we're not paying attention to our own interests. Our job as a nation is to protect OUR OWN PEOPLE and nothing else. If a situation is serious enough to threaten OUR PEOPLE, then it's worth acting. Maybe economic or covert action first, maybe military action first. The tactic depends on the situation.
But peer pressure should be worse than irrelevant. If the other kids want us to jump over the cliff, their desire all by itself
is a pretty good reason not to jump. It's a pretty fair indication that they know what will happen and we don't.
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A bit later: Pasha Obama has added a new twist.
The writ of the UN Security Council would have been shown to be little more than empty words, crippling its future credibility to uphold global peace and security.
In other words: "Mom! The East River Gang wants me to jump off a cliff, so they can be more macho than the other gangs! I'm gonna do it, because the East River Gang needs to be the most macho of all!"
A sane president would have long ago kicked out
the East River Gang, not sucked up to its continued macho. We haven't had sane presidents in a long time, maybe not since April 12, 1945.