Ah, but it IS THE WAY OUR SYSTEM WORKS! (ONLY because Congress won't act.)
It is ironic that the only people who do not yet realize that we are living in a dictatorship are the professional liars in the media and the lemmings in Congress. Poor Webb. I wonder what it's like being him - just kind of bumbling around talking with a paid omitter in the media about this myth that our government has checks and balances. One such mythical check is the "power of the purse" - where Congress can take away the dictator's money - but why do that when the merchants of death that got our "representatives" into office in the first place will be the first to feel the pain?
Our "representatives" are out of excuses - and as the pictures of the death and destruction sown by American arms paid for with my tax money trickle in - it is obvious that we are indeed simply living in a dictatorship.
We can all wake up now to the realization that if Congress cannot stop the Executive on this matter of undeclared and unending and undefinable war chasing ghosts - regardless of which actor presently occupies the Oval Office - regardless of which phony political party/front said dictator has adopted as a cover - we are doomed as a free nation.
The blatancy with which the Executive branch acts without regard to the Constitution, and has acted for many terms demonstrates a true lack of fear of the Congress - and of the people of the United States. The total disregard for the United States Constitution is out in the open now - a troubling fact becoming impossible even for the formidable Pentagon lie factory to spin.
If Congress, and that means Webb and the rest of them, don't act now - there will be no point to the media debate regarding what needs to be done. The public will finally realize that they are the final check on the out-of-control U.S. federal government.
Nothing I am saying is news to those of us who have followed our descent into dictatorship. War now in Libya. Undeclared and undebated by Congress - but gee willikers - the UN said it's OK. Talk about stupid.
Once more the bullets fly, the kids die, the missiles flash, the bombs crash, the blood spills, the cash tills... and .........nothing. Just more war. Syria and Iran are likely already in the making. But this is impossible for many a Congressperson to grasp. Their mental capacity toggles between catering to the rich, pissing away money, deciding how they want their filet cooked, and which wines they haven't yet tried on the wine list.
Since the dictator-handlers know the American public will eventually awaken from their trance one day - it will necessitate yet a new, new "Pearl Harbor-like Event" - and the cycle of violence can begin again - as Congressional and the American public herds are stampeded off the next crisis-cliff. And naturally and as usual - this crisis will REQUIRE that their unalienable rights be smashed to death upon impact.
Yes - it is interesting indeed to watch Webb and the rest of them dawdle while our new World War dawns with the punctuality of a rising sun. I can only imagine the yet-unwritten list of the dead sure to come on all sides of this conflict. I doubt any of the names will include the international bankers, arms dealers, or other merchants of death standing ready to profit from the sales of everything from bombs, to bullets to bodybags. Somehow the grisly nature of the human slaughter business hasn't reached the minds of the masses. It certainly hasn't done much to move Congress.
Thanks to all in government - Congress especially - for your blindness to reality. For your sugar-coating of the war industry, and your never-ending "patriotism" and "support" for our troops.
Oh Congress - just remember how easy things could have been had you only acted when there was still time. If only you'd paid attention to those warning you of the patterns in public affairs - that there really are conspiracies that involve power and control. If only you'd read a history book and something sank in.
Yes, a Rubicon has been crossed as the dictators of today escape those entrusted to keep them on a short leash. Let's all hope Congress can collectively realize that the monster is loose -and act - before it's too late to put the collar back on.
Some in Congress know how dangerous this situation is - who will team up? Will Webb team up with them?