Mike Pompeo said Congress Doesn't Need to Approve War With Iran. 2020 Democrats Aren't Having it.
June 15, 2019 at 1:38 PM - Views: 53 #76993CharlesParticipant
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In interviews with The Intercept, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., as well as spokespeople for Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said it would be illegal for the U.S. government to rely on a 2001 law that authorized military force against perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks to go to war with Iran.
Asked for her response to the suggestion that the AUMF might extend to Iran, Warren said Pompeo was “wrong.”
“If the administration wants to go to war against Iran, then the Constitution requires them to come to Congress to ask for an authorization for the use of military force. This is Constitutional Law 101, that it is Congress, not the president, that declares war,” Warren, a former law professor, said. “We would have to have a debate on the floor of the Senate. And if the administration doesn’t believe that they can withstand a debate, then they shouldn’t be aiming themselves toward war.”
Asked if there was any way that the 2001 AUMF could be construed to extend to Iran, Warren said, “None, nope.”
Gabbard, for her part, said of Pompeo’s suggestion, “I completely disagree, 100% disagree. That’s one of the reasons why I have been so concerned about what this administration is doing. Because in their mind, they could unilaterally start a war with Iran, without congressional authorization, which would be unconstitutional and illegal.”….
Bernie: "Not Me. Us"
June 15, 2019 at 1:42 PM #76995Hobbit709Participant
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Meanwhile, we are making arms deals with the country that 19 out 20 hijackers came from.
I don't waste my time teaching pigs to sing.
June 15, 2019 at 2:02 PM #77001BearianParticipant
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Didn’t Obama use it too, It’s going to be hard to stop a war with Iran, after we attack (false flag) one of our own ships.
June 16, 2019 at 1:29 AM #77147Cold Mountain TrailParticipant
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Obama didn’t start a war with Iran. Did he use it to start the many other aggressions/wars he is responsible for? I honestly don’t know, do you?
I think it would be very easy not to go to war with Iran, no matter who did the ship thing. The press just ignores the whole thing & people forget. OTOH, I think the public (both left & right) is pretty fed up with war, & likely would be more so if most people knew the extent of our aggression.
June 16, 2019 at 2:42 AM #77153BearianParticipant
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He used it for ISSI and Syria
According to official documents, Bush invoked the 2001 AUMF 18 times. President Barack Obama used it on 19 occasions. Like Trump, both also frequently cited their constitutional authorities.
The one good thing Obama did was Negotiate the Nuclear treaty with Iran
June 15, 2019 at 4:03 PM #77028N2DocParticipant
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Stop fooling yourselves. You know if Trump starts a war he will have support from nearly all Republicans (Paul and Lee may not go along) and a large portion of Democrats (the Vichy dems and Pelosi war profiteers will love it).
June 16, 2019 at 12:22 AM #77129peacecorpsParticipant
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Yet another of Bernie’s progressive positions that have become acceptable, even unavoidable, for 2020 Dem presidential candidates.
They are called 'human' rights not "if politicians do not feel threatened" rights. Many politicians see national sovereignty/security as more important because they protect their power and wealth. Human rights often do just the opposite.
National issues (slavery/racism, income inequality, pandemics and pathetic health care, weak unions) are not solved with more states' rights. Global problems (climate change, migration, trade, war, pandemics) are not resolved with more national sovereignty.
June 16, 2019 at 2:03 AM #77149c6330507Blocked
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What Democrat besides Tulsi cared when Obomba began the secret war in Syria?
At the direction of U.S. President Barack Obama, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was put in charge of the operations, worth about $1 billion annually, to arm anti-government forces in Syria
America is broken. The insane Lefty/Righty bullsh*t has totally ruined the nation.
And the liar Barack Obomba deserves a special place in hell for bamboozling so many people with his lies about hope and change.
At least we don’t have to see that bastard grinning all the time anymore.
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