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Not Another Undeclared War: UK Parliament Votes, Why Not US Congress?

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"The United States must remain cautious and pragmatic in our response. The last decade of conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan demonstrated what comes of war waged with poor planning. We cannot haphazardly enter another conflict with a sovereign nation. Questions still remain about the identity and intentions of the Syrian opposition to the Assad regime, and I believe we need clear answers before moving forward."

Congressman Jim McGovern , the Massachusetts Democrat who has worked closely with antiwar groups such as  Progressive Democrats of America  to dial down the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, says that, while he is "deeply troubled by reports that the Assad regime may have used chemical weapons against their own people.... We must also remain very cautious about military intervention in light of the terrible price our soldiers and their families have already paid in Iraq and Afghanistan."

A lack of caution on the part of Congress more than a decade ago haunts America to this day.

The need for a real consultation of Congress this time, for an honest debate and for clear House and Senate votes on whether to authorize the use of US military force against Syria, is confirmed by bitter experience. And by the Constitution.

Walter Jones is precisely right when he says, "For too long, the legislature's responsibility to authorize military force has been overlooked. It is time that we uphold the Constitution, which makes it clear in Article 1, Section 8 that Congress alone holds the power to declare war."

The media finally raise alarms about attacking Syria.

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John Nichols, a pioneering political blogger, has written the Online Beat since 1999. His posts have been circulated internationally, quoted in numerous books and mentioned in debates on the floor of Congress.

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