Reining in the Abuses of the War Powers Resolution


August 4, 2014 – President Obama thinks we should get rid of the authority to use military force. We don’t know the exact details, but this to me is a warning
that we ought be very vigilant. When Obama presents this and goes to Congress,
it will be billed as, ‘Oh, we’re getting rid of this authority that caused
so much grief and these useless wars,’ similar the motivation of the War
Powers Resolution back in Vietnam. My guess is that Obama will make it
broader, because it’s clear that he plays the progressives by saying he will
wind the war down in Iraq and Afghanistan.