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Mon May 27, 2013, 07:24 AM

4. Oh, I get it, I've been watching it all my life.

That old AUMF is what the war-lovers have wanted all along, no need to consult the Congress or get the people to support it, nothing messy like that, just war a la carte; and I know how "unusual" it is to see anything even talked of which might reverse that trend, it's been thirty years and more, since the mid-70s, when we made them (briefly) back off. They had to work their way back up after that, first Greneda, then Gulf War I, then the full Monty in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the AUMF, permanent war, permanent emergency.

So 1.) it's being forced, nothing so contentious would be brought up without some form of compulsion and 2.) it's interesting how timidly the argument is put, but I am pleased to see it made at all.

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