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    House Vote Tees Up Congress To Revoke Iraq War Authorization

    --- It was a win for anti-war lawmakers and activists, who are now ready to secure an even bigger victory: killing the controversial measure and limiting presidential war powers. ---


    Rep. Barbara Lee and allies have pushed politicians to reckon with U.S. overreach, and the Senate and Joe Biden are expected to help end the authorization

    The House of Representatives voted Thursday to repeal the 2002 legislation that permitted the invasion of Iraq.

    It was a win for anti-war lawmakers and activists, who are now ready to secure an even bigger victory: killing the controversial measure and limiting presidential war powers.

    Forty-nine Republicans and all but one of the 220 Democrats in the chamber voted for a bill withdrawing the nearly 20-year-old authorization for the use of military force, which allowed the U.S. president to deploy forces against Saddam Hussein’s regime and pursue broader goals in Iraq.

    The new bill was crafted by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), a longtime critic of aggressive U.S. foreign policy. Because of how she and her allies have pushed politicians to reckon with U.S. overreach abroad, the Senate and President Joe Biden are expected to help end the authorization this year. Senators are set to consider companion legislation next week that is backed by Democratic leadership and key Republicans, and the Biden administration said Monday that it supports the repeal.

    “After nearly 20 years of fighting for this, we’re finally one step closer to ending forever wars,” Lee tweeted Thursday.

    https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_6...b0587266d9657c

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    Senators are set to consider companion legislation next week that is backed by Democratic leadership and key Republicans, and the Biden administration said Monday that it supports the repeal.
    good. it's overdue like an old library book. update that thing for worldwide counter terrorism

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukkha View Post
    good. it's overdue like an old library book. update that thing for worldwide counter terrorism
    Weird that it took Democrats controlling all three legislative and executive branches of government for this to get done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress View Post
    House Vote Tees Up Congress To Revoke Iraq War Authorization

    --- It was a win for anti-war lawmakers and activists, who are now ready to secure an even bigger victory: killing the controversial measure and limiting presidential war powers. ---


    Rep. Barbara Lee and allies have pushed politicians to reckon with U.S. overreach, and the Senate and Joe Biden are expected to help end the authorization

    The House of Representatives voted Thursday to repeal the 2002 legislation that permitted the invasion of Iraq.

    It was a win for anti-war lawmakers and activists, who are now ready to secure an even bigger victory: killing the controversial measure and limiting presidential war powers.

    Forty-nine Republicans and all but one of the 220 Democrats in the chamber voted for a bill withdrawing the nearly 20-year-old authorization for the use of military force, which allowed the U.S. president to deploy forces against Saddam Hussein’s regime and pursue broader goals in Iraq.

    The new bill was crafted by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), a longtime critic of aggressive U.S. foreign policy. Because of how she and her allies have pushed politicians to reckon with U.S. overreach abroad, the Senate and President Joe Biden are expected to help end the authorization this year. Senators are set to consider companion legislation next week that is backed by Democratic leadership and key Republicans, and the Biden administration said Monday that it supports the repeal.

    “After nearly 20 years of fighting for this, we’re finally one step closer to ending forever wars,” Lee tweeted Thursday.

    https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_6...b0587266d9657c
    Invading Iraq was a colossal mistake. We got as much as we could out of the unwinnable war. It needs to end.

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