Originally Posted by BigRedChief
yep, his liberal base has a lot to be pissed off about the way he has conducted himself as President. Neocons and Republicans have no reason to bitch other than its Obama. If it was a Republican doing these things they would be anointing him the second coming of Reagan.
Reagan did not go that far. In fact, Reagan was against more involvement in the Middle East and said putting Marines in Beirut was one of his biggest mistakes and regrets. Reagan was from the FP Realist camp—not the NeoCon camp. In fact, it was the NeoCons who dissed him behind the scenes for pulling out of Beirut and also for criticizing Israel, privately, for bombing Iraq's nuclear reactor.
“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