Ummm ... doesn't the Constitution say that only Congress can declare war? Against a named opponent, supposedly one located in our space-time reality? Somebody other than a mystical, seemingly omnipresent group called "Al Qaeda" (arabic for "The Toilet")??
... well, perhaps in normal situations, but not in .... WARTERRORHORRORPANICFEARMINDNUMBKILL!
Now stop asking so many questions and get busy melting down that reclaimed scrap metal into guns for your drafted kids! Get used to war rationing of chocolate bars! The enemy is here, there, everywhere! They say butter side up, we say butter side down! Death to the somewhat vague and undefined enemy!! He deserves it!
This is choice :
"It's not just the Middle East. It's not just the developing world. It's not just nondemocratic countries; it's a global problem," he said. "Threats can emanate from Denmark, the United Kingdom, you name it."
Wherever goy forget their place, as a matter of fact!
.. but this is legendary :
Today, as the top Pentagon adviser on counterterrorism strategy, Vickers exudes the same assurance about defeating terrorist groups as he did as a 31-year-old CIA paramilitary officer assigned to Afghanistan, where he convinced superiors that, with the right strategy and weapons, the ragtag Afghan insurgents could win.
"I am just as confident or more confident we can prevail in the war on terror," said Vickers, 54.
Pardon, let me see if I'm getting this correctly. The same guy who used American tax revenues to build Al Qaeda into a terrorist organization is now assigned to destroy it? I'm sorry, it appears I'm trapped in the Stanley Kubrick Dr. Strangelove universe. Please point me to the nearest call box where I can warp back to my home dimension.