"“Yemen now becomes one of the centers of that fight,” said Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, independent of Connecticut and chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, who visited the country in August.
“We have a growing presence there, and we have to, of Special Operations, Green Berets, intelligence,” he said on “Fox News Sunday.”" (NYT)
Today, we read this: U.S. Widens Terror War to Yemen, a Qaeda Bastion
"In the midst of two unfinished major wars, the United States has quietly opened a third, largely covert front against Al Qaeda in Yemen."
Frankly, I'm not opposed to attacks on Al Qaeda sites in Yemen.
At the same time, shouldn't Pres BO go to Congress and get some kind of resolution?
Is the Obama administration using the Afghanistan resolution from Oct 2001 to drop bombs in Pakistan and send special raids into Yemen?
The anti-war candidate has just sent 30,000 troops to Afghanistan, changed nothing in Iraq and now plans to escalate Yemen.
Again, I'm OK with these actions. I believe in preemptive and blunt attacks on terrorists and their sites.
However, what are the "yes we can" screamers who voted for hope and change thinking?