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Molly Ivins

 

AMY GOODMAN: [T]he U.S. just bombed Somalia, killed 150 people. We're told they believe that they're militants at a training camp. It looks like the Pentagon first appeared to have initially tried to cover up the fact that it was not just drones, but also manned attacks. This is a country we are not officially at war with, and this week [our military] first killed 150 people, ... and now, in the last hours, another 19.

ANDREW BACEVICH: .. [W]e used to call it the war on terrorism; I'm not sure if that term is actually still in circulation. But this enterprise, this war, this series of campaigns, continues to evolve, continues to expand. The authority of the president to make war wherever he chooses to ... is now seemingly beyond any sort of question. The Constitution, in that regard, has simply been thrown out the window. And to circle back to the fact that we're in a political season, virtually none of this is discussed. Virtually none of this becomes a subject of the moderators at these interminable debates. It's simply taken for granted ... that war has become a normal condition.

Democracy Now! 03-10-2016

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Karen Pease & Lori Nelson at a Gaza rally at the US embassy in Iceland July 31, 2014

 
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