Bill Ellis

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  • The rationalization for attacking Syria is boiling down to this… Deterrence. But how does doing something that is totally non consequential, totally ineffective in even deterring Syria from using chem weapons again going to deter say…Iran from using them ? It makes absolutely no sense. In fact, demonstrating that we will not do anything but [...]

  • Today Kerry tried to sell us what I like to call the “Obama Doctrine”.

    The “Obama Doctrine”— where we declare that it is America’s right and responsibility to punish anyone in the world that uses chemical weapons.

    Who knew that Obama and Kerry were neocons …just like almost every other elected official in DC ? Well, I idid.

  • IMO, The reason we are about to attack Syria at this point has nothing to do with how it effects Syria. The reason we are doing this is to commit our people do doing much more when something worse happens. That is the case Kerry is making.

    If we can’t stand by now, If we are compelled to act, then how can we stand by when things get worse?

    How can our leaders reconcile it? When the hawks push for more action in the face of an undoubted future escalation of carnage visited upon innocents…how can Obama make a moral case for drawing a line then ?

    From the moment the missiles fly, we are committed by the logic our rhetoric.

    A lot of Americans want to do something.. anything to make a point, and that is understandable, but what they don’t realize is that they are setting themselves up to be sold on more and more intervention .

    If it is not clear I am completely against us getting involved militarily in any way.

  • Bill Ellis commented on the blog post Why the Rush to Action in Syria?

    2013-08-30 15:00:20View | Delete

    Why the rush ?
    IMO, The reason we are about to attack Syria at this point has nothing to do with how it effects Syria. The reason we are doing this is to commit our people do doing much more when something worse happens.

    If we can’t stand by now, If we are compelled to act, then how can we stand by when things get worse?

    How can our leaders reconcile it? When the hawks push for more action in the face of an undoubted future escalation of carnage visited upon innocents…how can Obama make a moral case for drawing a line then ?

    From the moment the missiles fly, we are committed by the logic our rhetoric.

    A lot of Americans want to do something.. anything to make a point, and that is understandable, but what they don’t realize is that they are setting themselves up to be sold on more and more intervention .

  • Bill Ellis commented on the blog post Why the Rush to Action in Syria?

    2013-08-30 14:55:52View | Delete

    Why the rush ?
    IMO, The reason we are about to attack Syria at this point has nothing to do with how it effects Syria. The reason we are doing this is to commit our people do doing much more when something worse happens.

    If we can’t stand by now, If we are compelled to act, then how can we stand by when things get worse?

    How can our leaders reconcile it? When the hawks push for more action in the face of an undoubted future escalation of carnage visited upon innocents…how can Obama make a moral case for drawing a line then ?

    From the moment the missiles fly, we are committed by the logic our rhetoric.

    A lot of Americans want to do something.. anything to make a point, and that is understandable, but what they don’t realize is that they are setting themselves up to be sold on more and more intervention .

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    2013-08-30 14:41:10View | Delete