January 7, 2014

A law a Democrat president wants repealed?

Liberals claimed no link exist
Democrats love to add new regulation, and new laws as if that solves everything.  You never hear of anything they'd go back and reconsider, let alone repeal (I give you Obamacare and Medicaid as examples).  But president Obama has stepped up and found a law he'd like repealed.  Of course it is one that comes as no surprise and doesn't even matter any more.

Via Yahoo:
The law that green-lighted the March 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq is still on the books ― but maybe not for much longer if President Barack Obama has his way, the White House said on Tuesday, two years after he declared the war officially over.

“The Administration supports the repeal of the Iraq AUMF,” national security spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden told Yahoo News, referring to the Authorization for Use of Military Force.

But it did.
Obama frequently cites the U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq as one of his key foreign policy successes. He has repeatedly defended the pull-out, even as he pursues a strategy to leave only a residual force of maybe 8,000 to 10,000 troops in Afghanistan after 2014. His administration recently promised it would not put boots back on the ground in Iraq in response to the current bloody chaos that threatens its stability.

But leaving the Iraq military force authorization in place could probably come in handy if he, or a future president, wanted to send troops in.
Send drones, repeal teeth.
It would seem that he truly fears the next president undoing his troop withdrawal.   The troops are gone and he's not sending them back in.  The other political way to consider this is that the president may want a Republican controlled Congress and Senate to have to re-vote to authorize force should action become necsssary if al Qaida makes progress in Iraq in the months to come.  He'd thus put the GOP congressmen and women on the record for suppporting going back.

But the reality is that the Congress isn't likely to act upon the president's desire to repeal this law.  So it really just becomes a non-story and another attempt at a diversionary tactic to try to shift attention away from Obamacare as it continues to flounder along.
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