It is hard not to enjoy the spectacle of the Obama administration making the case for pre-emptive war in Iraq, and relying on the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq, which President Obama wanted to revoke just a few weeks ago, as its legal authority for the war. It is also interesting to see the reaction on the Left. For the most part, liberals are remaining mute, as though they haven’t noticed that Obama has reversed himself on the signature issue that brought him the Democratic nomination, and the presidency.
A few on the Left are consistent, however, including Code Pink. This morning the Senate Armed Services Committee conducted a hearing on the threat posed by ISIS. Code Pink invaded the committee room and repeatedly disrupted the proceedings, to the great annoyance of Chairman Carl Levin. I detest Code Pink, but again, we can only enjoy the fact that it is the Democrats’ turn to be subjected to the group’s obnoxiousness:
Don’t hold your breath waiting for a full-blown anti-war movement to develop, however; not with a Democrat in the White House.