A lot of soul-searching all over the American political spectrum, even here on OS. For myself, what the President is doing seems like dynamite: Vietnam, Iraq, even "Af-Pak" all big moral and policy TROUBLE.
What Mr. Obama is doing can only be understood through this paste:
29 August 1995
Item 106 of the provisional agenda*
RIGHT OF PEOPLES TO SELF-DETERMINATION
Use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights
and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to
Me again - It's right there on Google and it was a contribution of Clinton. Here's some more hi-lites:
The General Assembly, in its resolution 49/150 of 23 December 1994,
reaffirmed that the use of mercenaries and their recruitment,
financing and training are causes of grave concern to all States and
violate the purposes and principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations. The Assembly urged all States to take the necessary steps and to exercise the utmost vigilance against the menace posed by the activities of mercenaries and to ensure by legislative measures that their territory and other territories under their control, as well as their nationals, are not used for the recruitment, assembly, financing, training and transit of mercenaries....
...the activities of mercenaries in the territory of another country which impair or may impair the sovereignty of their State and the exercise of the right of their people to self-determination....
Me again: Irrespective of any accounting of hypocrites who signed this declaration, WE DID TOO. The President must treat this document as having the same power as a Congressional Declaration of War.