Does waging war across a large swath of the Islamic world make sense? Does the world’s most powerful nation have no other choice but to persist in pursuing a manifestly futile endeavor?
It is now all but certain that the next president will be the commander-in-chief of a war that was never properly declared and that has always lacked sufficient congressional oversight.
War is the health of the state. As long as individuals and institutions persist in their commitment to permanent war, little of substance will change.
The Framers of the Constitution never intended for the president to have the power to wage war anywhere, anytime, and against any one - let alone against an American citizen.