U.S. Congressional Democrats are seeking to abolish the law “authorize war on Iraq.”

U.S. Congressional Democrats are seeking to abolish the law “authorize war on Iraq.”

16.01.2014 (0:01 pm)

US Congressional Democrats are seeking to abolish the law authorize war on IraqWashington / AFP

A number of U.S. senators, led by Republican Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday a law to put an end to the mandate granted to Washington in order to wage war in Iraq. Supports President Barack Obama’s move initially after the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq in December (December 2011). Though Obama announced the end of the war, but a loophole in the law, which gave the green light for the invasion of Iraq in March 2003 allows any American president in the future to send troops back to Iraq, which is still witnessing violence.

Gave Rand Paul, who is a proponent of individual freedoms and seeks to reduce the intervention of U.S. forces abroad, legally supported by a number of Democrats put an end to this mandate, known as “authorization to use military force.”
Paul said that “President Obama announced two years before the end of the war in Iraq.” “With the return of our troops and the end of the slit of the practical task, I think it is necessary to end the war officially and legally.”
And tangling Paul, who poses as a possible candidate for the presidential election, with Obama on matters of national security, notably the use of drones. But the White House supports Sen. last move.
The spokeswoman for the National Security Council Caitlin Hayden said in a statement that “the administration supports the cancellation of the authorization to use military force in Iraq, as it is no longer applied in any of the activities of the U.S. government.” She continued, “We are aware that some in Congress are considering a law to link the mandate to use military force in Iraq, and we will examine these proposals when we receive.”
In this context, a U.S. official said that the White House did not move to the request to cancel the mandate “because the effect would be purely symbolic and we have a lot of the most urgent priorities, we have to treat it with the Congress.”
But Democrats who support the law before, including Senator Kirsten Giliprand made clear that the cancellation of a law authorizing war against “unlimited” allowed to impose censorship on the basic powers of the supreme commander of the forces.
She Giliprand “should not be granted any president, whether Democrat or Republican, a blank check in relation to the war.”
The proposed law has the support of a diverse group of senators, including Sen. Mike Lee ultra-conservative and liberal Democrat Ron Wyden.
He said Wyden, who was a member of the Senate of the 23 who refused to vote in 2002, the decision to launch the war on Iraq, it was “logical” cancel this authorization now. He added by saying, “while continuing acts of violence and sectarian strife in Iraq, must now assume that the Iraqis, not the men and women of the U.S. military, to make hard choices and bring a stable political system and inclusive leadership of their country to peace and prosperity.”
And gave the U.S. Congress in October 2002 by President George W. Bush permission to use military force to topple Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
And cast the invasion of Iraq in 2003, since then a shadow over American political life especially with the controversy over the justification expounded by the Bush administration to wage war in the forefront of owning the regime of Saddam Hussein, weapons of mass destruction and links with al-Qaeda, a justification eventually reversed by the facts.
But Iraq is currently experiencing a surge in al-Qaeda’s influence with the control of “the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” on the city of Fallujah, where U.S. troops have fought some of the fiercest confrontations that have defined during the nine years of fighting in Iraq.
It takes some critics of the White House on Obama’s failure to reach a security agreement with the government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in order to maintain a military presence is limited after the completion of the withdrawal of U.S. forces at the end of 2011.
He said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry earlier this month that the United States is supporting Iraq in its efforts against al-Qaeda operatives, but he stressed that “it is a battle,” the Iraqi government.