Dropping bombs on the Middle East has become an initiation rite for U.S. presidents. Obama did it three days after inauguration. Trump in nine days. Biden took 37. The United States has bombed Syria more than 20,000 times over the last eight years. Enough already!
On Feb. 26, U.S. drones attacked an Iran-backed Shia militia in Syria. Our mainstream media obediently reported that two tons of bombs was a “measured response” to a rocket strike two weeks earlier on a U.S.-led militia in Iraq. Then came the pompous assurance from our United Nations ambassador that the United States “will remain a steady, reliable partner for the Iraqi people.”
Leftist journalists, anti-war activists and a handful of lawmakers have erupted in protest. The military attack was illegal — against the U.N. Charter and U.S. Constitution, which requires congressional approval for American military action. U.S. forces have no business in Iraq or Syria, both of which have long demanded their withdrawal.
It’s time again for a raucous campaign to defund the U.S. military. U.S. out of Syria and Iraq now!