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Roll Call: Report: Steven Dennis: Senator Tim Kaine, "President Obama Must Get Congress's OK Before War on ISIL in Iraq"
This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger
Even though technically President Obama may not need Congressional approval to take the country back to war with the War Powers Act. As long as he reports back to Congress within I believe ninety days after sending the country to war. President Obama really needs to go to Congress before he commits this tired and broke country that sill is struggling to recover from the Great Recession back to war. Especially fighting for a country that doesn't seem to want to defend itself. Which is the situation that Iraq is in right now.
We are still at the very early stages of anything substantial from a military perspective of America doing anything when it comes to the Iraqi Civil War. The President doesn't seem to want to send the country back to war and it seems like only the Neocons the inventors of the preemptive War in Iraq want to see us go back to war. And why would any intelligent person take their advice on anything anymore when it comes to foreign policy. But military involvement in Iraq from an American perspective is still on the table. And no one really except for the Neocons want us involved in someone else's war.
And for all these reasons even if they are just political President Obama assuming he's still interested in governing this country and not just surviving the last thirty months of his presidency. President Obama needs to come to Congress and for the House and Senate to give him approval to take us back to war. And what he'll see there is similar to what happen in Syria which is very little if any support in the House or Senate from either party except for the Neocons. Because America is tired of protecting, defending and occupying other countries for them.