You sleep, and know not you are dead in vain . . . .
-- A. E. Housman (undated)
With tensions mounting over the U.S. claim that Syrian government forces used banned chemical weapons against civilians in Ghouta, a suburb of the Syrian capital of Damascus, President Obama announced this weekend that he would seek congressional authorization to use military force in the Syrian Arab Republic.
Every president who wants to launch another war can't abide whistleblowers. They might interfere with the careful omissions, distortions and outright lies of war propaganda, which requires that truth be held in a kind of preventative detention.