A bipartisan vote to put the brakes on war

One of the few things I love Trump campaign – a short list, I admit – was the apparent face of the candidate to ridicule rivals and predecessors.

In early 2016, Trump (correctly) summed up George W. Bush’s legacy this way: “We are in the Middle East for 15 years and have not won anything.”

He mocked Hillary Clinton for being “easy trigger” – no standard GIBE type a fellow who also committed to tackling torture – even if he echoed the progressive complaints that the $ 5 trillion Bush Wars would have been Best spent at home.

And although the relationship with Russia Trump has since acquired an inconvenu cast, it was offered once we had quite convinced that “it is better to agree” with the other nuclear powers of the world not to do.

Compared with its rivals, Politico magazine reflects once, Trump was “Code Pink” in foreign policy. But what a pink lie that turned out to be.

Since taking over, Trump has fired virtually every use of the decisions of the force of his generals. With the support of the president, they ordered 4,000 new troops to Afghanistan, sent thousands more in Iraq and Syria, and nearly quadrupled the already prolific rate of air attacks by the Obama administration.

They drawer Afghanistan with the biggest non-nuclear bomb ever dropped. They bolstered support for the brutal attack on Arabia Yemen, where 11,000 people were killed and thousands more starving and cholera.

Meanwhile, they have resulted in the civilian casualties of our bombing of Iraq and Syria at record levels, inflicting what the UN calls a “terrible loss of civilian lives.”

Things are about to become even more dangerous in Syria, while the Islamic state overcame faults and armed factions are turning against each other to reclaim the remains of his caliphate.

Under Trump, US troops have repeatedly attacked pro-Syrian forces – a line Obama never crossed – in the wrong effort to support Washington’s favorite rebels, many of whom are fighting.

This leads to tensions with the allies of Syria, Iran and Russia, jeopardizing the diplomatic gains obtained by Obama with Iran and Russia even threatening to withdraw US aircraft.

For Trump, a president sighed as a Putin puppet, in conflict with Russia over an empty area in eastern Syria, should be an embarrassing prospect. But Trump seems oblivious to everything unconscious.

While Trump may be particularly prone to neglected belligerence, the problem is clearly bipartisan: he simply simply has to add dark additions to a war in default of the Obama and Bush administrations built before him.

A possible solution? Revoke the authorization of the war in Congress, which was adopted on September 11, which gave the president the authority to locate the perpetrators of these attacks.

There were 19 kidnappers of that day, but this law was abused to justify military action 37 times in 14 countries, the Congressional Investigation Service calculates.

Surprisingly, on June 29 the House Credit Committee overwhelmingly approved an amendment to Representative Barbara Lee to overturn this authority – and then burst into applause.

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