The White House says it endorses the idea of repealing the legal basis for the Iraq War in principle, and Sen. Rand Paul (R – KY) is hoping to give his effort to legally end the Iraq War another shot.
US troops left Iraq years ago, but the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF), the law that green-lit the invasion, remains on the books, and could theoretically be used by Obama or future presidents to just up and invade Iraq at any time in the future.
White House officials confirmed last week that Obama is in principle supportive of ending the AUMF since he’s not using it, though they also insisted they consider the matter far from a “top priority”at the time.
Even without Obama’s objection, ending the AUMF and ending a war that’s really already over may be far from easy, with a number of Senate hawks still voicing their displeasure at ending the occupation of Iraq.
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"…number of Senate hawks still voicing their displeasure at ending the occupation of Iraq."
Look, there are so many instances our politicians refuse to talk about things the American people already acknowledge. Stuff like: Iraq war a huge mistake that all the money and lives we spent there actually bought us nothing except a blossoming number of people who hate us all around the world – many who have no qualms dying to make their hatred clear to everyone. Or that blindly following Israel's lead to more war is counter-productive and something we can not afford, financially or philosophically. We can not allow the dinosaur's to continue this path to assured destruction of our desired way of life.
I fear for our children's children. What kind of world are we leaving for them? We really should be ashamed of what we as Americans have allowed a small group of Archons to do in our names.
How many jobs and advances in society have we thrown overboard because the money this country had access to was misspent on unnecessary wars and involvements in places we had no logical business being involved in? And how many young lives have we destroyed because someone somewhere thought someone somewhere disrespected their religious beliefs?
We can stop this madness…
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