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… Well , POTUS wants an AUMF [#what]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,November 2nd,2016

.. what is it ?? ..

.. it is called an Authorization to Use Military Force . In common English , it means a modern version of a declaration of war ..

.. POTUS wants a new one . The thing is that Congress will not give him one . How come ?? ..

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics.com/video]..
.. [link] to the blog post // video of the speech ..

.. POTUS is operating under the Bush – era AUMF from 2001 . It gives a President a great deal of flexibility . Amazingly , though , Obama does not want that flexibility , given the authority that comes with it , and the responsibility [as well]..

.. the new AUMF that Obama wants [ironically] would ” tie ” a President ‘ s hands . Given the terms , Congress will not pass such a thing ..

.. also , given POTUS ‘ antics elsewhere in the government , Obama has no trust going with Congress . It is not just that Congress does not like him . That goes without saying . Congress just plainly does not trust him , not one bit …

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