Schumer helps the revocation of the US allow for warfare in Iraq
Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer (DN.Y.) announced that he supports the repeal the permit for the use of military force (AUMF) in Iraq from 2002, where he first spoke out in favor of the revocation of the permit.
Schumer said the revocation of the permit “will remove the risk of any future government resorting to the legal dustbin to be used as a justification for military adventure.”
“Early last year we saw this danger become shockingly real when President Trump ordered an air strike on an Iranian target in Iraq with no transparency, no proper notification to Congress and no clear strategy, ”he continued.
The White House under former President Donald Trump argued that the 3. Iranian General Qassem Soleimani was justified citing the 2002 AUMF.
“Although the threat posed by Saddam Hussein’s regime was originally at the center of the statute, the United States has long relied on the 2002 AUMF to authorize the use of force to build a stable, democratic Iraq and eliminate terrorist threats from the Fight Iraq, “a White House statement said.
2002 AUMF critics say it gave the United States far too much authority to deploy its military around the world. The House will vote tomorrow on a measure to repeal the AUMF; The White House issued a statement supporting the repeal.
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