The Authorization for the Use of Military Force Farce

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Talk about “Back to the Future.”

aNewDomain — A declining American military empire relies on increasingly flimsy legal justifications to attack foreign countries without provocation. Last year, US President Barack Obama asserted that the 2001 Congressional Authorization for the Use of Military Force allowed him to launch airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, even though the AUMF related to Al Qaeda, an enemy of ISIS.

Now Obama wants Congress to actually give him retroactive Authorization for the Use of Military Force, though he still claims he was right last year. So why not go even further to stretch logic?

Authorization for the Use of Farce
Authorization for the Use of Military Force Farce cartoon: Ted Rall

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Cover image: Joint Service Audiovisual Team ( DF-ST-84-05993) , via Wikimedia Commons

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Ted Rall

Based in New York, Ted Rall is aNewDomain's chief commentator and a nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist. A Pulitzer nominee, Rall's latest book is the NYT bestselling book, Trump: A Graphic Biography.
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