… 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 ?? ..
.. 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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