OpEdNews Op Eds

Tell Our Congress To Rescind Bush's War Starting Powers

By (about the author)     Permalink       (Page 1 of 1 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

- Advertisement -
ACTION PAGE: http://www.peaceteam.net/aumf.php

The history of the last four years has proven that the Bush administration cooked intelligence and lied to obtain the original Authorization for Use of Military Force ("AUMF"), which was then immediately abused to launch an unprovoked and unwarranted invasion and indefinite occupation of Iraq. Yet, even as the strategic disaster in Iraq lurches further out of control day by day, the Bush administration is still talking about even more irrational plans to light a bigger powder keg in Iran. As reported by Seymour Hersh, Cheney arrogantly stated just before the elections that even were the Democrats to take back the Congress they would find some way around any legislative restrictions to pursue their insanity option in Iran.

Well we DID take back Congress. And the first thing Congress must do to reassert adult control over the petulant White House is to cancel the 2001 AUMF. Not only was it used to justify preemptive imperialism in Iraq, it has been trotted out incessantly since to excuse the illegal domestic wiretaps, the program of torture and secret detentions in violation of the Geneva convention, and every other manner of defiance of Congress and the federal courts since. It was NOT an authorization to unilaterally violate the Constitution, but it has been taken as such, and accordingly it MUST go.

A simple majority of Congress is all that is required to restore the appropriate and just balance of powers, to at least require the executive to have the express consent of Congress before any ill-advised new military misadventure. Only withdrawing the AUMF can send a message that foreign policy run amok will no longer be the order of the day.

The one click form below will send your personal message to all your government representatives selected below, with the subject "Terminate the Authorization for Use of Military Force." At the same time you can send your personal comments only as a letter to the editor of your nearest local daily newspaper if you like, and be added to the Voters For Peace Pledge.

ACTION PAGE: http://www.peaceteam.net/aumf.php
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

 

The Pen is a real person, and the founder of The People's Email Network, a resource founded in 2004 with the mission of making sending policy advocacy messages as facile and easy as possible. With this goal in mind we pioneered one click action (more...)
 

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon


Go To Commenting

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

The Democratic Party's Plan To THROW The Next Couple Elections

They've Literally Punched A Hole Into Hell, We Need A Crash Alternative Energy Program Now, Assuming We Even Survive

A Supreme Act Of Judicial Treason Against The People Of The United States, And What We Can And Must Do About It

Obama's New "Improved" Leech Therapy

The President Can And Must Invoke 31 USC 3102 To Pay Our National Debts

Five Supreme Court Judges Do Da Corporate Takeover Hustle, And They Must Be Stopped

Comments

The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
7 people are discussing this page, with 9 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)

...the morning after the AUMF passed thinking this... by Jay Daverth, PhD on Wednesday, Nov 29, 2006 at 8:37:02 AM
You make a good point. They should pass a bill tha... by Rob Kall on Wednesday, Nov 29, 2006 at 12:52:22 PM
However, I think that removing the ability to wage... by RCG on Wednesday, Nov 29, 2006 at 11:12:23 AM
TO: Letters-to-the-Editor The Muskogee Ph... by LarryWBryant on Wednesday, Nov 29, 2006 at 11:47:49 AM
news I have ever heard. Cheers for Mr Bryant.... by Mark Sashine on Wednesday, Nov 29, 2006 at 2:09:35 PM
...it is working for Ronnie Earl in Austin, Texas ... by Amanda Lang on Wednesday, Nov 29, 2006 at 2:46:24 PM
saw him on news the other night said they needed ... by larry spelts on Wednesday, Nov 29, 2006 at 2:56:45 PM
Good point, both of you. I think I lost a bit of ... by Jay Daverth, PhD on Wednesday, Nov 29, 2006 at 5:32:59 PM
Hey, who says that progressives cant get along, wo... by RCG on Thursday, Nov 30, 2006 at 12:00:36 AM