Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution states that only “Congress shall have the power… to declare war.”
Some members of Congress have criticized the administration for failing to seek congressional approval for the new war which began in August when the U.S. attacked ISIS under the pretense of humanitarian intervention to rescue Yazidis allegedly trapped on the Sinjar Mountain in northwestern Iraq.
It was later learned the humanitarian crisis was largely manufactured.
“It turns out there were Yazidis already living on the top of the mountain, and while there were some refugees who fled up there, the humanitarian crisis was never what it was made out to be, and an influx of Kurdish PKK fighters from Syria quickly broke the overblown siege,” Jason Ditz wrote on August 13, 2014.
“The administration just seems grateful that they got an excuse to start a war they’ve been chomping at the bit for, and even if the excuse didn’t exactly pan out, they’ll quickly find another.”
Obama wants the new authorization to replace and update a 2002 authorization used by Bush to launch the invasion and occupation of Iraq. The 2001 authorization put into place after the September 11, 2001 attacks will remain in place. Obama has used it to justify conducting a drone war against al-Qaeda in Yemen and Somalia.
The alleged death of American aid worker Kayla Mueller will be used by advocates of continued war in the Middle East to push through the authorization….
By Kurt Nimmo – Infowars –