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Senate rejects bipartisan push
for new US war authorization

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 9/13/2017 8:18:57 PM

The Senate on Wednesday rejected a bipartisan push for a new war authorization against the Islamic State and other terrorist groups, electing to let the White House rely on a 16-year-old law passed after the Sept. 11 attacks as the legal basis to send U.S. troops into combat. Senators voted 61-36 scuttle an amendment to the annual defense policy bill by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., that would have allowed war authorizations, created in the wake of al-Qaida´s 9/11 strikes, to lapse after six months. Paul, a leader of the GOP's noninterventionist wing, said Congress would use the time to debate an updated war authority for operations in Iraq,

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The fact that this was led by Rand Paul should make the GOP wonder, "How can we remove this meddlesome "RINO"? (He needs to be cut from our herd ASAP.) What a true disgrace he continues to be. We now have a "noninterventionist wing"? Bueller?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JediJerry, 9/13/2017 8:24:02 PM     (No. 11382602)

Sorry Rand, but not in your dreams will this happen. We know you are still sore about the primaries, so hang with Hillary and you two can have a pity party.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lucky5, 9/13/2017 8:46:45 PM     (No. 11382615)

I never knew I could be this mad at so many elected Republicans.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bkt23, 9/13/2017 8:52:23 PM     (No. 11382620)

1. The Constitution, the Supreme Law of the Land, explicitly says only Congress may declare war.

2. Nowhere in the Constitution is Congress allowed to cede its authority to another branch of government.

3. Nowhere in the Constitution is the Executive branch allowed to accept authority offered to it by another branch of government.

Any war not specifically and officially declared by Congress is in violation of the Constitution and is therefore illegal.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 9/13/2017 9:34:16 PM     (No. 11382651)

Hear, Hear!, #3. No UN interventions. No police actions, no extended military engagements, no Resolution. If Congress doesn´t have the stomach to declare war than troops should not be sent into the grind. They are a bunch of gutless wonders. If it is a matter of national security then declare war. Then the Brass runs the show, otherwise it´s these spineless crooks that runs it. And we know how that turns out. Korea, VN, ME.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MDConservative, 9/13/2017 9:36:29 PM     (No. 11382654)

Of course they rejected this...they´d like another uninterrupted 16 year raid on the treasury for their friends and contributors, not to mention the "stimulus" it provides. Killed any "terrorists" today?

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