"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Thursday, October 26, 2017

U.S. Troops Have ‘Relatively Small Footprint’ in Niger says Joint Chiefs of Staff

"The Constitution be Damned"

  • Once again we see the spineless turds of the bipartisan Republicrat Party in Congress openly piss on the Constitution and hand over their authority to declare war to the executive.

(CNSNews.com) – Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, pushed backed gently on Monday against members of Congress who have voiced surprise at the size of the U.S. troop presence in Niger, calling the 800 military personnel there “a relatively small footprint.”

“If you look at the numbers, we have 800 Americans, we have 4,000 French and there’s over 35,000 local partners that are operating there,” Dunford told reporters at the Pentagon.

He contrasted that to the situation in Afghanistan, where approximately 11,000 Americans are stationed.
“So, what the American people need to know is, with a relatively small footprint, we are enabling local forces [in Niger] to deal with these [terrorist] challenges before they become a threat to the American people, and to help them to deal with the challenges so they don’t further destabilize their local area or region,” he said.
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"The power to declare war, including the
power of judging the causes of war, is fully
and exclusively vested in the legislature."

James Madison

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I told so .
They carried a little stick , not that one Theo Rooseveldt take to Cuba .