Sanders Warns Biden Attack on Syria Puts US on ‘Path of Continuing the Forever War Instead of Ending It’

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      eridani
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      https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/02/26/sanders-warns-biden-attack-syria-puts-us-path-continuing-forever-war-instead-ending

      “This is the same path we’ve been on for almost two decades,” said Sanders. “For far too long administrations of both parties have interpreted their authorities in an extremely expansive way to continue military interventions across the Middle East region and elsewhere. This must end.”

      Sanders noted that “in 2019 Congress passed the first War Powers Resolution in history to end U.S. participation in the war in Yemen,” and that lawmakers passed another resolution last year to prevent former President Donald Trump “from starting a war with Iran.”

      “These were important and historic steps by Congress to reassert constitutional authority over the use of force, and we must continue to built on these efforts,” Sanders said. “Our Constitution is clear that it is Congress, not the president, who has the authority to declare war.”

      Earlier, other lawmakers said Biden should have sought congressional authorization for the strikes, which some legal experts say violated international law. While calling attacks by Iran-backed militants on Iraqi bases hosting U.S. troops “unacceptable,” Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) stressed that “retaliatory strikes, not necessary to prevent an imminent threat, must fall within the definition of an existing congressional authorization of military force.”

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      Passionate Progressive
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      Handwriting was long ago on the wall

      The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.....Martin Luther King '63

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      3fingerbrown
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      Yea OK Bernie. Too late though, but thanks for playing.

      All governments lie to their citizen's, but only Americans believe theirs.

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      Cold Mountain Trail
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      “Biden should have sought congressional authorization”

      So should every president since Carter for all their R & D wars

      You didn’t call them on it then, no teeth now

      what were once vices are now habits

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      Ohio Barbarian
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      You demanded nothing from Biden in exchange for your support. You own this every bit as much as Biden does, you freaking progressive sheepherder.

      Go back to cute poses in mittens. At least that’s harmless and not so grossly hypocritical and embarrassing.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

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