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  •  Depends on what you mean by (0+ / 0-)

    "openly declared," to say nothing of "legally declared" . . .

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    by corvo on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 07:09:58 PM PST

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    •  Well, (0+ / 0-)

      clearly, a declaration of war ain't it. And "legally declared" is your term, not mine.

      "Much of movement conservatism is a con and the base is the marks." -- Chris Hayes

      by raptavio on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 07:54:12 PM PST

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      •  Congressiona declaration of war (0+ / 0-)

        happens to be the only legal way to wage war, according to the country's highest legal document.

        Strange you didn't know that.

        Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

        by corvo on Tue Nov 05, 2013 at 06:17:15 AM PST

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        •  Conflicts, not wars (1+ / 0-)
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          That's what the US does now. Because even in a culture awash in militarism ("thank you for your service") we can't gin up the political consensus necessary to get a Congressionally authorized declaration of war.

          As for Syria, they haven't even said many unkind words about the U.S. And yes, they were one of our torture outsourcing centers until recently.

        •  Not strange at all (0+ / 0-)

          that you're putting words in my mouth to build strawmen.

          The Constitution does not, sadly, expressly disallow military action without a formal declaration of war, and there are many ways to regard another nation as an enemy that don't involve military conflict.

          "Much of movement conservatism is a con and the base is the marks." -- Chris Hayes

          by raptavio on Tue Nov 05, 2013 at 09:06:46 AM PST

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