Bill Would Green-Light Attack on Iran
While most of the effort of the Obama Administration has been trying to convince an unwilling Congress to “delay” any new sanctions as Iran negotiations move forward, a collection of hawks in the House of Representatives are looking to move beyond that dispute and just flat out start a war.
The ironically named “United States-Iran Nuclear Negotiations Act,” would condemn Iran for “deception” dating back to the 1980s, and would authorize President Obama to attack Iran whenever he decides talks have “failed.”
Author Rep. Trent Franks (R – AZ) presented this as bolstering the US negotiating position, and insisted it didn’t count as a formal “Authorization for Use of Military Force” even though it explicitly endorses the use of military force.
Franks explained this as important because he didn’t want President Obama to “telegraph” any possible attack on Iran, and would rather be able to sneak attack them at any time under the resolution.
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