Skip to comments.White House Wants Repeal of Iraq War Authorization
Posted on 07/28/2014 7:57:28 PM PDT by Cheerio
The Obama administration is calling on Congress to fully repeal the war authorization in Iraq to ensure that no U.S. troops return to the country, which is under siege by the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS).
White House national security adviser Susan Rice petitioned Speaker of the House John Boehner (R., Ohio) in a letter Friday to completely repeal the war authorization, officially known as the Authorization for Use of Military Force in Iraq, or AUMF.
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He just sent some troops to Iraq a few weeks ago.
...but he wants to let the Kurds hang out to dry.
The Christians are already almost all dead.
He wants to make sure if the next President is Republican he can’t go stop the Muslim Brother - er, ISIS.
Sounds to me as if they want to insure that no future administrations use the military to undo what Obama has orchestrated in Iraq.
Bush admin. victory was reversed by Obama admin. and now they want to make sure it stays that way.
This would give 0bozo an excuse to do nothing (not that he needs one).
Do nothing that he wants, nothing
I think you’ve nailed it perfectly. He’s achieved his goals and now wants to play prevent defense against future presidents reversing his agenda.
We should want out. Let the animals fight. We should set up grandstands in Kuwait to watch.
This was never our fight. Instability was the goal all along. We achieved our goal.
We should wait until the Iranians are dropping nukes on their neighbors. We should wait until the Saudis come begging. Who are they going to ask? The Russians?
We used to shake our heads and say, “too bad.” Now two kids get killed eight thousand miles away and we become all watery eyed. More kids were killed in Chicago lately.
Their religious wars are not our problem. We need to get that through our heads.
I must say, the timing is interesting.
Congress needs to repeal the election of Barack Hussein Obama , the absolutely worst President in U.S. history .
get rid of this feckless inept poser ASAP
The incompetent bozo Obama simply wants to be ABSOLVED of ANY responsibility (”...my hands were tied by the Republican Congress...it’s not MY fault) for anything that will go wrong in the future in Iraq and/or its neighbors.
Screw Obama and the DemocRATS. They (and their Muslim Brotherhood & ISIL partners) simply would tout any such repeal as a surrender to the Caliphate. Don’t repeal the Authorization—let Obama and his ‘RATS continue to own the ongoing collapse that they engineered in the Mid East.
.... They will read of the "One" who came to save America from evil ........... At least that is what the resident enemies of this country are hoping for and counting on.
Does Obama really think the House will do this?
It seems to me that Obama is terrified of being a real war leader. He scuttled away when it looked liked Iran dissidents might topple their leaders and, having no plan, he ran like a little boy from his "red line" promise in Syria.
“The incompetent bozo Obama simply wants to be ABSOLVED of ANY responsibility”
You are absolutely correct, IMHO. What a slime ball he is!
but I don’t see how it matters. So it’s repealed. A new one could be passed the next day, if Congress wanted to, couldn’t they?
Yep - easy enough to just do nothing - they want to constrain for when ISIS takes over the whole country - no sense in disturbing the terrorists farm camp.
It’s a trap. They repeal it and then the media makes it impossible to ever pass another one. Think about what the NYT and other media would scream if they even thought about passing another authorization for Iraq.
We don’t want to go back. Unless we keep their oil. 38,000 US casualties. I trillion dollars? For what? So Sunnis can kill Shiites? Nope. No Mas.