I apologize for being incommunicado for so long (and for the strong language in the title). I've been busy.
But this is enough to get me out of the fast lane, because I'm absolutely apoplectic about it. First, a little background:
Earlier this week the Justice Department divulged that they had foiled a plot (which they knew about for six weeks) on the part of Iran's government to assassinate the Saudi ambassador on American soil. To normal people who understand foreign policy and national sovereignty, this constitutes an act of war against both America and Saudi Arabia by Iran.
To President Obama, however, it constitutes a reason for giving another strongly worded response, letting Iran know that they really, REALLY need to start behaving now or somebody's going to be upset with them.
Now that he's lectured Iran's President Ahmadinejad, President Obama has announced that we're sending troops.
To central Africa to fight the Lord's Republican Army.
Why? Because "[t]he LRA continues to commit atrocities across the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and South Sudan that have a disproportionate impact on regional security."
Iran is actively destabilizing the Middle East and the West, and we do nothing but scold them.
I'm at a complete loss for the right words to describe how I feel. Instead, you need to watch the newly released video of the Administration's War Council.