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Finally something I can get behind: eliminating a president's ability to declare war bullcrap.

Just wish that they would say, "Plus we'll be ending our existing never-ending wars."

[quote]In a statement to POLITICO, press secretary Jen Psaki said the president wants to “ensure that the authorizations for the use of military force currently on the books are replaced with a narrow and specific framework that will ensure we can protect Americans from terrorist threats while ending the forever wars.”

The olive branch to Capitol Hill marks the first time as president that Biden has publicly endorsed jettisoning resolutions passed by Congress a generation ago that have been used to justify military operations in places few envisioned at the time. The AUMFs include one passed after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and another passed in the fall of 2002 ahead of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

It comes just two days after a bipartisan group of senators, led by Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.), introduced a bill to repeal the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force and one passed in 1991 ahead of the first Iraq War.

Senators proposed the measure amid bipartisan anger over Biden’s decision to launch retaliatory airstrikes against Iran-backed militia groups in Syria last week without first seeking congressional approval. The operation frustrated many of Biden’s allies on the Hill and renewed longstanding concerns among Democrats and Republicans alike that Congress has abdicated its constitutional role in declaring war and authorizing military operations.

“Tim Kaine has been a leader on questions of war powers throughout his time in the Senate,” Psaki said in her statement, “and has helped build a strong bipartisan coalition that understands the importance of Congress’s constitutional prerogatives.”

A spokesperson for Kaine said the senator “is already in bipartisan discussion with his colleagues and the administration.”

“Sen. Kaine believes that President Biden, who has a deep understanding of both congressional and executive responsibilities, is in a unique position to help America restore balance in how we make decisions about war and peace,” the spokesperson said.[/quote]

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/03/05/biden-war-powers-congress-473843

Side note: Being required to "pick a mood" for a post and now also being unable to pick [i]neutral[/i] as a mood are downgrades to SW.
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Northwest · M
The White House is behind that as well.
uncalled4 · 51-55, M
I thought that congress declares war.
LvChris · 36-40, M
[@329500,uncalled4] They used to, in the long long ago. But the prexy's ability to do so unilaterally increased greatly over the past 30-40 years.

 
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