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Does the government work for us and we work for the government does the federal government have a right to extend its might over the whole world tonight.
Boots on the ground and Africa.
If you asked any political observer a month ago where US troops might find themselves next you'd be hard pressed to find someone would venture to guess Uganda.
But that's exactly what happened last week.
President Obama on his own without a deck -- declaration of war from congress.
As the constitution requires -- 100 American military troops to Uganda to -- and hunting down the Lord's Resistance Army.
Now you can be forgiven if you don't know who the players are -- Uganda is in eastern African country that was the target of al-Qaeda terror attacks last summer during the World Cup.
The Lord's Resistance Army had nothing to do with those attacks even though the United States classified the Lord's Resistance Army as a terrorist group.
The Lord's Resistance Army had nothing to do with 9/11.
And has in fact never launched an attack against Americans are on American soil.
So what gives.
Well former American ambassador to the UN John Bolton explained on our show last night and the president's action in Uganda falls under the theory of something called.
Responsibility to protect.
Simply put this doctor provides that the United States is the world's sole superpower.
May intervene in places like Uganda because the US somehow -- a responsibility.
To protect civilians from war crimes and human rights abuses.
This theory doesn't hold water morally or legally.
War crimes and human rights abuses occur on a daily basis around the world the United States is involved in its own fair share.
A human rights abuses both at home and abroad.
Just because the United States may invoke the responsibility.
To protect one side from the other in its latest African intervention doesn't justify.
The responsibility to protect the people of the world from monsters who -- for rabbit is not in the constitution or anywhere in federal law.
When the United States commits its military abroad it must do so to protect tangible American national security interests.
And though I vehemently opposed and continue to oppose.
The illegal wars in Iraq Afghanistan and Libya as well laws are unconstitutional military interventions in Pakistan Yemen and god knows where else.
In each of these known cases there are intelligent people like ambassador Bolton who disagree with me.
These wars were all sold to the American people as part of the post 9/11 war on terror.
Live yet -- not a part of this so called global war.
Was led by a very dangerous figure colonel Qaddafi not unknown to the American people as a nemesis.
In the case -- you've done that however.
There is not even this pretense.
There are a hundred US fighting troops in Uganda right now but if you stop -- hundred people on the street.
And -- that you'd be hard pressed to find a single one.
Who might know who the president of you've -- -- -- is or who leads the Lord's Resistance Army or what on earth the Lord's Resistance Army even is.
For the record the president of you've got to from life who our military is now supporting its you're wary Moussavi.
The leader of the Lord's Resistance Army is Joseph Tony.
The Lord's Resistance Army is basically a cult of armed -- which does engaging crimes against humanity.
So what US interest is there in Uganda.
Not well the Lord's Resistance Army is the bad guy there president most of -- He is a dictator from life who hardly practices Jeffersonian democracy.
With the United States at the precipice of fiscal calamity brought upon by excessive spending military as well as domestic.
Intervention in Uganda is an extravagance we just can't afford.
The litany of blind side and all of us the you've -- -- intervention is only the most recent escapade.
In America's unhappy history and Africa according to the Department of Defense itself.
There army personnel in thirty African countries there are Marines in 33 countries in the Middle East the navy is in twelve African countries -- Libya and the airports is in nine African countries less Libya.
Did you know that later in -- term president George W.
Bush dispatched the united states army to get -- to help capture this -- colony in the jungle.
Ultimately the mission failed and He escaped.
Counting Africa we have over 900.
Permanent military bases around the world the sun never sets on the united states military.
Did you know any of this.
Is it appropriate for the United States to increase its military presence and Africa -- none of this affect any of us.
-- military be the president's personal police force -- in the constitution.
Which declared that only congress can declare war determine where our troops go.
In the best of economic times being the world's copper is murky to say the least.
But when we are on the brink of bankruptcy.
It is almost as surreal as president Obama's Nobel Peace Prize.
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