Making the most of the Supreme Court striking down California’s ban on the sale of violent video games to minors, one of the proponents of the ban picks the right metaphor to show how the message of peace wins even with the reversal:
“I think we definitely hit the industry over the head with a 2-by-4,” said James Steyer, CEO of Common Sense Media, a leading kids and media organization in the United States.
According to a White House response sent to Congress about the rationale that the US is not engaged in a war with Libya and is therefore unhindered by any legislative restrictions placed on it by the 1973 War Powers Resolution:
U.S. operations do not involve sustained fighting or active exchanges of fire with hostile forces, nor do they involve the presence of U.S. ground troops, U.S. casualties or a serious threat thereof, or any significant chance of escalation into a conflict characterized by those factors…
The same could be said about a US nuclear strike on any country unable to mount a similar response. Just planning ahead.