Friday, September 12, 2014

: re: Legal Authority for Fighting ISIS

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From: barry levine 
Date: Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 9:28 AM
Subject: re: Legal Authority for Fighting ISIS
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To the Editor:
    December 8, 1941 FDR appeared before Congress. Calling the attack on Pearl Harbor "a date that will live in infamy", he asked for a declaration of war. Congress duly declared war. That is the last time that the U.S. was called to war in accordance with our constitution. Since then, our Congress has shirked its role (or our Executive has usurped it) in Korea, in Vietnam, in Grenada, in Iraq, in Afghanistan...  The precedent is not Obama's to set. The system has been broken since before he was born.
Barry Haskell Levine

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