Is America at War with Islam? The question began to be asked when the first evidence emerged of the transfer of hundreds of innocent Muslims to Guantanamo and the despotic new order that permitted indefinite detention of suspects.
Some maladjusted California state senator who obviously didn't get enough hugs from his mommy has singlehandedly set out to shackle another of our nation's emerging industries to the cement block of job-killing restriction.
America will never be a "no drone zone." There was a small glimmer of hope that these aerial threats to privacy would not come home to roost, but that all ended when Barack Obama took office and made drones the cornerstone of his war efforts.
It is becoming clear that the White House's reference date for getting the Afghan monkey off Uncle Sam's back is not December 31, 2014 -- despite solemn avowals. It is January 21, 2017, when Obama leaves office and retires to write his memoirs.
The criticisms notwithstanding, a GOP president would have done the same as Obama and launched preemptive strikes, and the likelihood that Paul and the GOP would have characterized him as a civil liberties abuser and a villain is nil.