Psst, we are at war again
Perhaps it should be called the Bush-Obama doctrine.
The United States will form what ever international “coalition of the willing” it can find to wage war on any country for any reason until such time as it is politically expedient for the US to withdraw.
Bush I crafted this doctrine in attacking the Iraqi occupation of Kuwait. Bush II refined the doctrine by starting a war in Iraq under false pretenses and another in Afghanistan. Obama used it to significantly intensify the war in Afghanistan and start a new war in Libya.
The upcoming Defense Authorization gives the the president unprecedented and unconstitutional powers to start and continue wars without congressional approval.
With insufficient national support to overthrow Qaddafi, contrary to my earlier hopeful predictions, this maybe another long war.