Originally Posted by Literature
I take it then that you think they don't have enough power? It's not like the world's policeman. It's a large forum for every sovereign country to come together.
Except that NATO is under the UN. Obama bombed Libya under the UN then. Obama authorized the UN to invade Mali. It's usually our troops that get used to enforce their resolutions, whether it's done under a unilateral or multilateral decision. Even if our troops are used in conjunction with other nations. So it is more and more acting like a cop. It's even wanted to pass global taxes.
“The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature.” ~ James Madison, Father of the Constitution
“We do not believe in aggressive or preventive war. Such war is the weapon of dictators, not of free democratic countries like the United States.”~ Truman, Sept 1, 1950