** Have the American people been consulted? Or are we simply irrelevant?**
We all know the answer to that question. We attacked Moammar illegally to keep the oil flowing despite his forsaking WMDs, cooperation on immigration, blood money for Lockerbie, and defunding terrorism.
We the people were irrelevant when FDR got Japan to take a swing at us, when LBJ used the non-attack at Tonkin to justify war, when Teddy wanted to teach South America democracy with his big stick, and in the Banana Wars: why would we peons matter now?