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June 18 2011 11:02 am
Home Local News State / National / World Sports Opinion / Letters Business Follow us on Twitter! June 18, 2011, 02:51 AM Letter

A bipartisan group of lawmakers has filed a lawsuit accusing the Obama administration of waging unconstitutional military operations in Libya. The suit says President Obama violated the War Powers Act by failing to obtain congressional approval for the Libya attack within 60 days. On Wednesday, the White House issued a lengthy report arguing Obama had the authority to ignore the 60-day window because the U.S. role in Libya was limited, and therefore outside the scope of Congress.
Critics have described the hearings as a modern-day form of McCarthyism designed to stoke fear against American Muslims. In a rebuke of Rep. Peter King, Democratic Rep. Laura Richardson of California said the focus on Muslims is an act of racism. Have you noticed the nature of the cartoons now in the right-wing blogs? The Arabs are the villains.
Before all wars, they had to have a really good excuse to try to convince the people because, before World War II, most Americans had been involved in one world war and didn’t want to get involved in another one.
“Let them fight it out! So what if Hitler wins? At least he’ll be the buffer between us and the communists!” Before World War I, the United States spent years of antagonistic propaganda against Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany.
“It was all his fault, it was all the Germans’ fault!” The people are brainwashed for years before a war.

Ted Rudow III, MA
Palo Alto

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