Galactic Connection 7-3-17… “After 16 Years, House Panel Takes Step To Cancel “Blank Check For Endless War”” (and “What the h— is an AUMF??”)

War, what is it good for? Absolutely nuthin’! Say it again. -Edwin Starr

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This is apparently from an Common Dreams article. And it certainly sounds like the kind of activity we would surely like to see from this US Congress. And thanks to Rep. Barbara Lee for not voting for this AUMF thing in the first place!!

“A House committee on Thursday took a surprising—yet welcome—step towards canceling the “blank check for endless war.”… the Republican-controlled House Appropriations Committee passed a repeal of the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), which has been used justify ongoing military actions in regions around the world spanning the George W. Bush, Obama, and now Trump administrations.

“The amendment to the 2018 Defense Appropriations Bill was put forth by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.)—the sole member of Congress to vote against the AUMF passed in the wake of the Sept. 11 attack—and would repeal the AUMF 240 days after enactment of the appropriations bill.


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