Re: Tea Party Grit Saved Nation at least Half-Trillion in New Debt
posted at 8/29/2013 12:48 PM EDT
In response to A_Concerned_Citizen's comment:
In response to skeeter20's comment:
Did Obama not get us into any "wars"?
Words have meaning.
War is an organised and prolonged armed conflict.
War should be understood as an actual, intentional and widespread armed conflict between political communities.
You are right that words have meaning. heres the actual definition, or meaning of War:
a state of armed conflict between different nations or states or different groups within a nation or state.
Which doesn't line up with your definition. But, there is a reason I put it in quotes originally. It is because of the hair-splitting on the use of the term. I guess it would be better to broaden the term to "engaged". Under Obama, we are "engaged" in conflicts in Egypt, Libya, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, some country in sub africa that escapes me at the moment. So, I think think the point is that Obama has expanded the engagement protfoio, not reduced it.
So, to present a comment that Bush was all over this stuff, and Obama is some sort of peacenik, well, that's revisionist history at it's best.