Who’s Ready For War – The Awl

Wow,Post,sothirsty!

(For?

war。

)

Maybeyouunderstand,andtalkabout,howISISisfrightening。

Maybeyoureadabout,andsee,thethingsISISdoesandwonderwhattheymeanandwhatshouldbedone。

Buthereisareminder:Therearemillionsofvotingpeoplewhoalreadybelievetheyknowwhatshouldbedone,andtheyarereadyforwar。

Lookaround!

Theyarehere。

Theymightnotbecurrentlythinkinglet’sgotowar。

Butatthesuggestionoftherightperson,aftertherightnewsreport,theywouldsaysure,whynot?

LET’SHAVEANOTHERWAR。

Thisistheirnatural?

state。

ThePresidenthasaskedforauthorizationforhistypeofwar,whichhewouldsuggesttousisnottechnically“war”butwhichnonethelessallowsforthepossibilityofgroundtroopsontopofalready-occurringbombingsintendedtosuppressISIS,withthesupportofamajorityofAmericans。

Congressisnowchargedwithnegotiatingthisproposal,anddecidingwhichkindofwar-not-warwillbewaged,howitwillbedescribed,andhowitwillbelegallyjustified,whichwillmattermuchmoreifthiswar-not-warbecomesanhonestwe’re-at-warwar。

CongressreturnstoWashingtonthisweekaftera10-daybreaktoconfrontthedifficultbusinessofhowtheUnitedStatesshouldwagewaragainstterroristorganizationssuchastheIslamic?

State。

Theformaltaskistowriteandapprovean“authorizationfortheuseofmilitaryforce,”orAUMF,butthebroadergoalistodemonstratetotheworldthatthereisunified,bipartisansupportforU。

S。

militaryengagementagainstanew,moremystifyingenemythantheonestheUnitedStatesfacedwhenCongresslastapprovedsimilarresolutions,in2001and?

2002。

Isthisreallywhatwe’regoingwith,thatISISisa“new,moremystifyingenemy”andthat“theones”in“2001and2002”wereclearandknowable?

Thisisanoddinterpretationofhistory!

Butit’sexactlythetypeofrevisionismnecessarytohelpquellthedissonanceresultingfromsimultaneouslyendingrecentwarsoutofmercyandfatigueandpreparingtostartanewonebecauseitfeelsso?

right。

Photovia?


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