Charles Krauthammer: Is being shamed into war really our strategy?

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  • Counter Intelligence Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 6, 2013 8:32 a.m.

    Democrats were all Doves last week, now they aren't so sure what to do. But cover Obama's rear they will. (just ask Chris Matthews)

  • redshirt007 tranquility base, 00
    Sept. 3, 2013 8:25 a.m.

    Republicans were all Doves last week, now they aren't so sure what to do. But criticize they will.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    Sept. 1, 2013 9:33 p.m.

    If our nation would enforce the constitutional requirement that we don't go to war without Congress permission and add to that any president who lies about the necessity to go to war is subject to prison or even execution .. we won't find ourself constantly getting into costly needless stupid Wars.

    Vietnam would have been avoided, Iraq would have been avoided. and in all likelihood staying in Afghanistan longer than we did in Vietnam would have been avoided. Enough President Obama, we need another war like we need a hole in the head.

  • Gildas LOGAN, UT
    Sept. 1, 2013 9:17 a.m.

    The idea of commander in chief is rooted, I think, in English history, where the king actually led his troops into battle. George the second was the last king to actually do this; likewise the commanders-in-chief of our own nation did not have to actually be "on the battlefield" with their soldiers. George Washington, notably, had been the de facto commander in chief in the Revolutionary War revioius to his becoming President, and commanded widespread respect for that fact, among others.

    I don't know that it is wise for presidents to actually be at the forefront of battle but I sometimes wish that each president and the whole Congress should actually take up arms and fight the wars that they initiate. I think that might lead to a very different foreign policy.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 1, 2013 5:08 a.m.

    Is spinning anything you can think of to criticize the opposing journalism?